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Deadly fire leveled a California town in less than a day

Deadly fire leveled a California town in less than a day”

According to AP, the death toll in wildfire has risen to 23. Names of the victims have not been released.

People sidestepped metal that melted off cars and Jet-Skis and donned masks as they surveyed ravaged neighborhoods despite an evacuation order for all of Paradise, a town of 27,000 founded in the 1800s. "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!" It was not immediately clear if any of the missing were among those found dead.

While the cause has not been determined, radio transmissions indicated a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power line was sparking in the area when the now-156-square-mile blaze began Thursday, according to a report. The fire has destroyed more than 6,700 buildings in the area of Paradise, CA, majority homes.

"One firefighter went to his house, knocked down the flames and figured his house was going to make it", Scott McLean, a deputy chief with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, told NPR.

As of Saturday afternoon, the Camp Fire had blackened more than 100,000 acres (40,500 hectares) at the edge of the Plumas National Forest.

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Officials say the state of California has never seen anything like it.

Another 35 people were reported missing, McLean said.

State officials have blamed climate change and say numerous burn areas have been in federally-managed lands. In another tweet sent Saturday he wrote: "Our hearts are with those fighting the fires, the 52,000 who have evacuated, and the families of the 11 who have died". But according to CAL Fire, there have been many residents and firefighters injured. "We appreciate your work and could not be more grateful".

The Woolsey Fire broke out on Thursday in Ventura County near Los Angeles and quickly jumped the 101 Freeway, a major north-south artery, in several places.

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

Woolsey Fire was threatening 75,000 homes and more than 200,000 people were under mandatory evacuation early on Saturday. Authorities expect that strong northeastern winds will start up again in the evening, potentially spreading across one of California's biggest lakes into the city of Oroville. "It doesn't seems like it is getting worse right now, I just pray the winds are in our favor", Kardashian West said.

The Hill Fire is burning near the site of this week's mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.

The leader of the union that represents a majority of California's firefighters said Saturday that President Donald Trump should apologize for blaming the state's deadly wildfires on "poor" forest management.

"Our focus is on the Californians impacted by these fires and the first responders and firefighters working around the clock to save lives and property - not on the President's inane and uninformed tweets", said Evan Westrub, a spokesman for California Governor Jerry Brown.

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