Julia Roberts Evacuates Her Home Due to Woolsey Fire

Deanna Kelley
November 12, 2018

The death toll of the northern California wildfires has climbed to 25 and more than 110 people are missing as firefighters battle high winds and dry conditions.

Two other fires were raging in southern California.

Wildfires also raged on both sides of Thousand Oaks, the Southern California city still in mourning over the massacre of 12 people in a shooting rampage at a country music bar Wednesday night. Four search and recovery teams are now combing through the remains of Paradise and a mobile DNA lab has been dispatched.

Statewide, 150,000 remained displaced as more than 8,000 fire crews battled wildfires that have scorched 400 square miles (1,040 square kilometers), with out-of-state crews continuing to arrive. "It's a time to pull together and work through these tragedies".

Climate change, Osby said, was undeniably a part of why the fires burning in northern and southern California were more devastating and destructive than in years past.

"California is vulnerable-not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think", Young said.

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With strong "devil winds" expected to continue throughout Monday, firefighters have been unable to contain the ferocious "Camp Fire" in Butte County, in the north of the state where 52,000 have fled their homes.

It was still burning in Paradise, and authorities estimated the fire may be fully contained by November 30. Malibu celebrities and mobile-home dwellers in nearby mountains were slowly learning whether their homes had been spared or reduced to ash.

This was an nearly exact repeat of the Tubbs Fire a year ago that tore through a working-class area of Santa Rosa and killed 22 people.

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The Woolsey Fire is threatening about 75,000 homes in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles.

Gerard Butler has detailed the destruction of his home due to the California wildfires in a series of photos and videos.

By Friday evening, the fire had incinerated 6,453 homes and 260 commercial buildings in and around Paradise. "I thought, 'We're going to die, ' and my husband said, 'No, we're not going to die like this".

Public safety officials toured the Paradise area to begin discussing the recovery process. Many residents only discovered the extreme danger when the fire was already bearing down on them.

"Paradise was literally wiped off the map", said Tim Aboudara, a representative for International Association of Fire Fighters. "It seems to be stopped and burned into an area where firefighters can get a handle on it", McLean said.

"Anytime you're a firefighter and your town burns down, there's a lot of feelings and a lot of guilt and a lot of concern about both what happened and what the future looks like", he said. "It completely ignores the dynamic of what's going on around us", he told the Chronicle. Her fellow Charmed alum Alyssa Milano updated that her house was not burned down. She lived alone and did not drive.

As he drove through the smoke and haze to yet another shelter, he said, "I'm also under a dark emotional cloud". Most of the time, you hear wildfires out there, they are obviously pretty bad you know, but uh, they don't ever get that close. "You don't know if she's safe", he said.

Authorities were also bringing in a DNA lab and said officials would reach out to relatives who had registered their missing loved ones to aid in identifying the dead after the blaze destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, almost all of them homes.

She said on Instagram, "Sadly my house couldn't be saved". Cal Fire will be investigating whether they were the cause.

"We are in this for the long haul", Pimlott said.

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