Updates: California Wildfires Have Now Killed 80 With More Than 900 Still Missing

Updates: California Wildfires Have Now Killed 80 With More Than 900 Still Missing

19 November 2018

Published by https://www.buzzfeednews.com/


USA – What We Know So Far

  • Two major wind-driven wildfires in California have scorched more than 247,000 acres and forced entire cities to evacuate.
  • In Northern California, officials said at least 77 people have died, three firefighters have been injured, and more than 12,200 structures have burned down after the Camp fire leveled the town of Paradise, making it the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history.
  • The number of people unaccounted for from that fire dropped on Sunday from more than 1,200 to 993.
  • As of Monday, the fire is 66% contained, according to Cal Fire.
  • Schools across Northern California were closed due to very unhealthy air quality caused by the wildfire’s smoke.
  • In Southern California, more than 200,000 residents were ordered to flee their homes as the Woolsey and Hill fires tore through the area around Thousand Oaks, less than 24 hours after a mass shooting at a local bar.
  • Three deaths have been linked to the Woolsey fire. As of Monday, the fire was 94% contained.
  • The entire city of Malibu was forced to evacuate due to the blaze, which has destroyed more than 600 structures and prompted the evacuation of 75,000 homes.
  • Statewide, more than 272,000 people have been evacuated, and around 9,000 firefighters are battling the flames, according to state officials.
  • President Trump visited California on Saturday to meet with those affected by the fires, as well as rescue workers and first responders.
  • Here’s how to help the victims of the devastating wildfires.


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