Death toll in Northern California fire now 23

Death toll in Northern California fire now 23

Meanwhile two more people were killed in the south, near Malibu.

American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is assisting residents in northern and southern California to help find shelter. The Camp Fire had swelled to 100,000 acres as of Saturday morning.

In northern California, a wildfire killed some residents in their cars as they tried to flee the racing flames. "2207520000.1541887572./1202113766605566/?type=3&theater">according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have yet to release their names.

More than 110 people were reported missing in the fire-scorched area.

Honea said that a total of 23 people had died in the fire near the town of Paradise, about 290km northeast of San Francisco. My family is evacuated and safe.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Chief John Benedict said on Saturday that two people had been found dead but provided no details on the deaths.

Drought conditions have increasingly affected the state over the past decade, causing erratic fire behavior and making efforts to contain the flames much more hard. Officials said two firefighters and multiple residents were injured.

Only the Griffith Park Fire in 1933 and Tunnel Fire in 1991 have claimed more lives.

The Camp Fire has already become the most destructive wildfire in the history of California or the country. No fatalities or injuries have been reported in the Hill Fire, but the community of Thousand Oaks, near where the Hill Fire broke out, remains in shock and mourning over the mass shooting deaths of 12 people Wednesday night at the Borderline Bar & Grill. "Typically we would rely on our partners to the north to come".

Some evacuation orders, mostly stemming from the smaller Hill fire, which had ceased growing and was 70% contained as of early Sunday, were rescinded. The fires have displaced over 300,000 people across California through mass evacuations. The fire is now at 20 percent containment.

Wildfire raged on both sides of the city still in mourning, where about three-quarters of the population are under evacuation orders that officials urged them to heed.

Ventura County fire chief Mark Lorenzen said some firefighters were "literally pulling people out of burning homes".

School officials told the students that they have been assured by fire officials that the university's buildings were built to withstand fire.

Rice agreed. "Malibu is not a logged area", he said. It traveled into an old burn scar, where a previous fire had passed years ago.

"Our objective today is to get some perimeter control".

"I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires and grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones", Lady Gaga said in a tweet.

'We did it together!' the dad says.

PCH near Solstice Canyon Road in Malibu remained closed Saturday afternoon. "God Bless them all", Trump wrote. "I just pray the winds are in our favour".

Allen's wife, Whitney, posted the video to her Facebook page, where it went viral.

Authorities, fearful of looting, have ordered some 200 deputies to protect burned neighborhoods, according to the Associated Press.

Meteorologist David Gomberg told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that fire tornadoes were possible. "The animals that were relocated have been safely moved back to their habitats and are doing well", the zoo said.

A number of celebrities also responded to Trump's tweet Saturday. "We appreciate your work and could not be more grateful".

Donald Trump, who issued an emergency declaration to provide federal funds to firefighters battling the twin blazes, threatened to withhold funds due to "gross mismanagement" of forests.

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