Grim search for more fire victims, 31 dead across California


Billy Ray Cyrus added there were so many people in California worse off than his daughter and Hemsworth, including the residents of Paradise in northern California where at least 29 people were killed and nearly 7,000 homes and structures destroyed in what is the worst fire in the state's history. So far, more than 40 people have been killed, making it the deadliest wildfire in US history.

Wildfires aren't uncommon in California, so when they began, most people thought they might burn up a few square kilometres of land and then die out, Edwards said. Two people were killed in a wildfire in Southern California. She says she'll have nightmares about it for the rest of her life.

Six more people were confirmed dead from the "Camp Fire" in Paradise, northern California, taking the toll in that area to 29 alone. More than 30 Butte County Sheriff's deputies reported for duty despite losing their homes, the news station reported. But they urged residents to be vigilant. There have been no arrests.

California Governor Jerry Brown had requested a major disaster declaration from President Trump on Sunday morning "to bolster the ongoing emergency response and help residents recover from devastating fires burning in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties".

Mr Trump tweeted that he "wanted to respond quickly in order to alleviate some of the incredible suffering going on".

Firefighters battle a blaze at the Salvation Army Camp on November 10, 2018 in Malibu, California. "Our hearts are broken from the horrific shootings and those who have lost their lives and homes, as well as the hundreds of thousands of us that have been evacuated from the devastating fires that are now burning". President Donald Trump has blamed "poor" forest management for the fires.

At least five search teams were working in Paradise - a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated on Thursday - and in surrounding Northern California communities.

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She described the scene as "exactly like any apocalyptic movie I have ever seen" and said she did not know if she was driving towards death or out of harm's way as the sky blackened.

So it would likely be hard to differentiate between some high clouds arriving today from the impending Tuesday storm and some potential smoke (haze) mixed in from the California fires.

While firefighters were able to make good headway on all the fires across the state this weekend, many areas still remain under a red flag warning.

"Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests".

Osby was asked about the tweet during a press conference.

"Again, I have the very, very unfortunate and sad duty of reporting to you the number of fatalities that we now have confirmed", Honea said. A TV news crew located Martin Sheen safe on Friday night at Zuma Beach in Malibu, where he said the couple were fine and "probably going to sleep in the auto tonight". "We're doing all that we can to prevent incidents and mitigate incidents and save lives. It was get my family to safety so I can get in and get back up there and help everybody else".