Ellen DeGeneres, Sandra Bullock and other stars give to California wildfire relief

15 November, 2018, 07:27 | Author: Valerie Santiago
  • Survivor Greg Woodcox filmed the aftermath of the fire on his phone

Zimmerman, a real estate appraiser, works for a California law firm that has repeatedly filed class action lawsuits against Pacific Gas & Electric and other utility companies, alleging their equipment failures caused many of California's horrific string of recent wildfires.

About 7,700 homes were destroyed when flames hit Paradise, a former gold-mining camp popular with retirees, on November 8.

The area is just north of Paradise, a town of 27,000, that was completely destroyed by the fire last week.

There are now four fires blazing in the USA state of California, with the newly ignited Sierra Fire starting on Tuesday in San Bernardino County.

The sheriff said he also has requested three portable morgue teams from the US military, a "disaster mortuary" crew and an unspecified number of cadaver dog units to assist in the search for human remains.

The fire that started six days ago has displaced 52,000 people and incinerated the town of Paradise, reported AP. That means with anything you buy on the site today (whether it be a singular Beautyblender ($20), the Beautyblender Bounce Liquid Whip Foundation ($40), or any of the brand's gift sets) you will be helping provide relief for those impacted by the fires.

In the past week alone, more than 237,000 acres have burned, Cal Fire said Wednesday.

US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and California Governor Jerry Brown were scheduled to tour the area, as well as the site of the Woolsey Fire, where two people have died about 64 km west of Los Angeles.

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Emergency teams have been sifting through the remains of more than 6,700 homes and businesses burned down in the town of Paradise.

More than 50,000 area residents remained under evacuation orders and 15,500 structures were still listed as threatened by the blaze. Almost a week later, more than 100 people remain missing. If the fires aren't out by then, the firefighters could extend their stay, come home or switch out with other Madison County firefighters.

Officials say that on top of thousands of homes, more than 250 local commercial buildings have fallen victim. The agency said firefighters had "worked aggressively" to protect structures in the fire's path, and that they've been working to build fire lines to establish control.

"There was times we were laying on the ground pouring the water on ourselves so we didn't burn", Weldon, 62, said. "I'm down in the valley now but there is still smoke everywhere", Hackett said.

The state-wide fatality count of 51 far exceeds the previous record for the greatest loss of life from wildfires in California history - 29 people killed by the Griffith Park fire in Los Angeles in 1933. "She said, 'I ain't going anywhere".

Cal Fire said more than 3,500 fire personnel were battling the "Woolsey Fire", which has destroyed the Malibu homes of several celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Neil Young, Robin Thicke, Shannen Doherty and Gerard Butler.

'The humidity will go way up - it will help lay down the fire and help the fire crews to make faster progress on it'. Another Paradise, CA resident who was not part of the first group to sue the utility company said she plans to do so.

President Donald Trump has requested a major disaster declaration for California, after taking flack for blaming the devastation on poor forestry management over the weekend.

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