First victim identified in deadly California wildfires

First victim identified in deadly California wildfires

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.

Other celebrities' homes were impacted by the fire.

Six additional deaths in a Northern California, raising the death toll to 29 and making it the deadliest wildfire on record in California history.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, who lives just north of coastal Malibu, revealed she was forced to flee her home.

President Trump also took to Twitter to write: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor".

What is the latest on the Camp Fire?

Similarly, Pacific Gas & Electric notified regulators there was a problem on an electrical transmission line minutes before a wind-driven fire erupted in Northern California on Thursday and destroyed the town of Paradise.

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The fire started in the Plumas National Forest, north of Sacramento, on Thursday and quickly engulfed the town of Paradise.

"In some cases, the only remains we are able to recover are bones or bone fragments", Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea told reporters.

The mayor of Paradise, Jody Jones, gave the BBC an update on the situation in the town. The severely burned bodies were discovered in a long residential driveway on a stretch of Mulholland Highway in Malibu, where most of the surrounding structures had burned.

"I smelled the fire and didn't think, grabbed my dog and left", resident Lisa Kin said Sunday, tears in her eyes and her voice breaking. "I'm hoping one of them grabbed him and took him to shelter". "I'm sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames". Brown said federal and state governments must do more forest management but that climate change is the greater source of the problem.

If you live in Ventura Country, their emergency information site is providing up-to-the-minute details on the Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire. It is only 10% contained. The fire is now at 20 percent containment.

The "Woolsey Fire" had consumed around 69,000 acres, destroyed at least 150 homes and was so far not contained, the Ventura County Fire Department said, adding that evacuation orders were issued for some 88,000 homes in the county and neighboring Los Angeles County.

Several officials urged residents to heed evacuation orders, noting they themselves had followed orders to leave their homes for safety.

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"Firefighters are having difficulty containing it due to strong winds, which fan the flames and carry burning vegetation downwind". Together, responsible for the destruction of 179 structures, but another 57,000 are threatened, according to fire officials.

Winds of up to 64 km per hour were forecast to blow across the area on Sunday.

"If you can, support these courageous men and women at SupportLAFD.org".

Huge plumes of smoke were rising again in the fire area, which stretches miles from the northwest corner of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley to the Malibu coast.

What do the politicians say?

Evan Westrub, spokesman for state Governor Jerry Brown, hit back, called Mr Trump's comments "inane and uninformed".

Other volunteer opportunities related to the fires are posted on California Volunteers, including financial and other donations.

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Singer Rod Stewart tweeted a message aimed at US President Donald Trump.

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