California fires: Satellite pictures of fire from space - Aerial pictures of DEVASTATION
- Author: Rogelio Becker Nov 15, 2018,
Nov 15, 2018, 1:54
They include the Camp Fire in Northern California, which has a death toll matching the state's worst on record. As of Sunday night, the fire had spread to 85,500 acres. "I have heard that said countless times in the past two days, and I have lost my home before to a California fire, now another", he wrote.
At least 29 people were confirmed dead in the wildfire that obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, equaling the deadliest blaze in state history.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Monday the blaze that started Thursday near the town of Paradise grew 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) to 177 square miles (303 square kilometers). Some 228 people are unaccounted for, CNN reported.
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said some neighborhoods of Paradise were so completely devastated that "it's very hard to determine whether or not there may be human remains there".
SunTrust analyst Ali Agha in a note to clients said the sell-off in Edison International was likely overdone because total acres and property burned so far in its territory were smaller than in fires a year ago. "It's all gone", Malibu resident Marcella Shirk, 82, told KABC-TV.
"It wouldn't surprise me" if it turns out that winds caused equipment failure that sparked a fire, Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said. "I had an opportunity to go up there and take a look for myself".
If the fire comes within four to six kilometres of their home, his roommates will likely leave, he said. Councilman Jefferson "Zuma Jay" Wagner was injured while trying to save his home, which burned down, Councilman Skylar Peak told reporters Sunday.
He also discussed climate change and criticised President Donald Trump. He then threatened to revoke federal funding to California over the "gross mismanagement of the forests", tweeting, "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!"
Young concluded his open letter by saying: "Imagine a leader who defies science, saying these solutions shouldn't be part of his decision-making on our behalf".
Bechtold said his mother can no longer drive and does not have a vehicle, so when the sheriff's office told him on Saturday afternoon that her home had been destroyed, he became increasingly concerned.
Butler, 48, said in an Instagram video on Sunday that his home was "half-gone", amid footage of smoke rising from the debris, which included the burnt shell of a auto.
His only hope that the large home, once billed in real estate listings as "Shangri-La", would survive was that his next-door neighbor, Randy Berkeley, would not only protect his own house, but also Rasmussen's.
Fans were quick to share their sympathy with Butler with one writing: "I'm so sorry this has happened to you and many others".
On Monday, singer Miley revealed she had lost her home in the fires, tweeting that she and her "animals and love of my life" were safe.
"My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong", she added.