California Wildfires: How to Help and Where to Donate


Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the county was bringing in more rescue workers and consulted anthropologists from California State University at Chico because in some cases "the only remains we are able to find are bones or bone fragments". But what they saw when they stepped outside shocked them.

It destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, almost all of them homes.

Images from Paradise have showed the sky filled with acrid smoke, nearly blotting out the sun. Where roads and homes once stood are downed power lines, charred cars and piles of smoldering debris. Heartbreaking time across California.

Governor-elect Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to provide assistance to the hardest-hit areas in the fire-prone state. Cher and Hamill both tweeted that the fire had approached their homes but that they so far remained unharmed.

Firefighters gained modest ground overnight against the blaze, which grew slightly to 170 square miles (440 square kilometers) from the day before but was 25 percent contained, up from 20 percent, according to the state fire agency, Cal Fire. They are going to blow for the next three days. Authorities have not yet conclusively determined that the cause of death was from the fire.

Trump, who was in France for World War I commemorations, drew criticism online for his somewhat unsympathetic reaction to the devastation earlier on Saturday.

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Ten victims were found in or near Paradise, California, a town of about 26,000 that's been all but leveled by the Camp Fire. "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!"

Two deadly wildfires fueled by "devil winds" tore through opposite ends of California on Sunday, with residents urged to heed evacuation orders by officials forced to leave their own homes.

Malibu City Councilman Jefferson "Zuma Jay" Wagner has been hospitalized after losing his home in the Woolsey fire, according to city officials.

Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian, Rainn Wilson, Alyssa Milano, and Melissa Etheridge have been evacuated from the Malibu area.

"We lost 10,000 Christmas trees that were 2 to 10 years old", Joe Benoit said to the Los Angeles Times.

This is the equivalent of more than one football field every second.

Thousands flee as three California blazes leave trails of destruction
An earlier report said that five people were fatally killed in the fire while they were in a van trying to outrun the fire. Three fires across northern and southern California have scorched thousands of acres fanned by strong Santa Ana winds.

Drought, warmer weather attributed to climate change and home construction deeper into forests have led to more destructive wildfire seasons in California that have been starting earlier and lasting longer. "Just yesterday, what, 24 hours ago I was feeding horses in the morning".

Hollywood great Martin Sheen had to flee his home when the flames arrived in Malibu, with his actor son Charlie expressing concern for his welfare. "It's nothing but bad news".

Director Guillermo del Toro tweeted that Bleak House, his museum of horror movie memorabilia, was also in the path of the flames.

Reports on Friday suggested Caitlyn Jenner had lost her home overlooking Malibu, but sources now tell The Blast the place was damaged but not destroyed.

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for more than 52,000 people in the scenic area in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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