Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed

Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed

Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed

Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found 8 more bodies, raising the death toll to 31, it is the deadliest wildfire in the Golden States history. Over 200 still missing.

Massive California wildfires continue to roar through the Golden State leaving many with nothing.

Below is the latest statewide information, as follows:

There was no sign of relief Sunday as more than 8,000 firefighters worked to contain deadly wildfires across California, fighting against erratic winds and low humidity.

Thousands of structures have been destroyed since two major wildfires, the Camp Fire and the Woosley Fire, erupted Thursday, claiming the lives of 25 people with dozens other reported missing.

The Camp Fire started around 6:30a Thursday in Paradise, about 1.5 hours away from Sacramento. The blaze, which has been described as the most destructive in state history, has charred 109,000 acres and claimed the lives of 23 people. As of Sunday morning, the fire was 25% contained.

Around 2:00p Thursday, the Hill Fire sparked in Southern California, in the Ventura County area. That blaze is about 70% contained after burning more than 4,500 acres, according to Ventura County Fire.

The Woosley Fire erupted Thursday afternoon in Ventura County. The 83,000-acre fire was 10% contained as of Sunday morning. The blaze destroyed at least 170 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 200,000 residents in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Saturday, officials said 2 people were found dead in the fire area in Malibu.

Governor Jerry Brown announced Sunday he is requesting a “major disaster declaration” from President Donald Trump, in addition to an earlier emergency declaration signed by President Trump that will provide federal funds to help firefighters.

Below is a listing of the main fires burning in California:

Camp Fire, Butte County (more info…)
Paradise
• 109,000 acres, 25 percent contained
• Evacuations and road closures in effect
• CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4 (Russell) assigned

Hill Fire, Ventura, Los Angeles Counties (more info…)
Santa Rosa Valley
• 4,531 acres, 70 percent contained
• Evacuations and road closures in effect
• CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 (Parkes) assigned. IMT#5 managing
both Hill and Woolsey fires

Woolsey Fire, Ventura County (more info…)
South of Simi Valley
 83,000 acres, 10 percent contained
• Evacuations and road closures in effect
• CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 (Parkes) assigned. IMT#5 managing both Hill and Woolsey fires

Stay tuned…

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