Since last week, three deadly wildfires - Camp Fire, Hill Fire, and Woosley Fire - have been ripping through Northern and Southern California, leaving hundreds of thousands of people displaced and many homes and businesses lost. On Sunday, the monstrous fire was 25 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.
California is ravaged by around 20 wildfires from early October that go on to claim 42 lives over the month, majority in wine-producing Sonoma County, just north of San Francisco, where 22 die. A series of wildfires in Northern California's wine country last fall killed 44 people and destroyed more than 5,000 homes.
If you check Cal Fire's fire tracking map, there are more than a dozen active fires across California right now.
A total of 7,072 homes and structures had burned to the ground as a result of the fires, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. "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.
The most destructive of the fires was in northern California, where people died as flames reduced the town of Paradise, population 27,000, to a smoking ruin and continued to scorch surrounding communities.
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The singer urged people to donate resources and supplies to firefighters as it will help them in combating the fire. But as of Monday, that figure had grown much larger, according to reports.
For additional coverage of the wildfires, go to latimes.com for the latest updates. "It's something I absolutely had to do", Hughes said. The statewide death toll stood at 31. President Donald Trump has blamed "poor" forest management for the fires. "Winds are already blowing", Chief Daryl Osby of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Sunday. The San Jose Mercury News, meanwhile, pointed to radio transmissions from firefighters that indicated the utility's downed power lines may have sparked the fire.
On Monday, Trump praised the several thousand firefighters battling the blazes, saying, "The California Fire Fighters, (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) and First Responders are wonderful and very fearless". Everything reminds us of the bad disaster that is still in full effect for our friends to the North. "And that's what hurts, those kinds of things hurt because you can't replace that".
"My sister was on the news because her video got shared and you could see fire on both sides of the streets, you could see smoke everywhere, you really couldn't see anywhere". Around 150,000 California residents are under an evacuation order.
On Saturday, California emergency officials contacted the Texas Division of Emergency Management who then called Texas A&M Forest Service to request help via the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System program.