California reels as the most destructive wildfire in the state’s HISTORY tears towards Sacramento, killing at least NINE in the north while 250k evacuate Malibu as flames rage over 200 square miles

Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Paul Martin

Three fires fueled by another strong burst of Santa Ana winds are expected rage on through the weekend
President Trump approved an emergency declaration on Friday sending federal funds to California
In the north, the Camp Fire has spread across 90,000 acres in Butte County on its way toward Sacramento
Nine have been killed and 35 are missing after the Camp Fire raged through town of Paradise without warning
It is now the most destructive fire in California history and may have started from electric line malfunction
In Southern California, the Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire have already scorched more than 40,000 acres
More than 250,000 residents near Ventura and Los Angeles counties have been ordered to evacuate
Winds of up to 60mph are blowing the westward toward the Pacific Ocean, forcing total evacuation of Malibu
Caitlyn Jenner’s Malibu home was destroyed, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s home is under threat
Paramount Ranch, the set of the hit HBO show Westworld, was destroyed in the flames of the Woolsey Fire
The fires are flanking Thousand Oaks, threatening the community still reeling from Wednesday’s shooting
Actor James Woods has retweeted nearly 20 posts from families pleading for information about loved ones

10 November 2018

At least nine people have died and another 35 are missing as a fierce firestorm scorches Northern California, while in Southern California thousands of homes are under siege and all of Malibu has been evacuated as two other wildfires bear down.

Meteorologists warn that conditions will likely worsen through this weekend as another strong wind event threatens to fuel the flames pushing them westward toward the Pacific.

The Camp Fire in the north, now the most destructive in state history, could be heading straight toward the capital in Sacramento after it wiped out the town of Paradise. Not a single resident of the 27,000-person town can be seen anywhere in town after most of them fled the burning community that may be lost forever.

More than 300,000 people from across the state have been forced to flee their homes, as the fast moving flames from the three fires that all started on Thursday have raced to cover more than 200 square miles.

Whipped by the notorious Santa Ana winds gusting up to 60mph, the southern blazes have not yet killed or injured anyone, but have destroyed many homes and forced thousands to flee for their lives on short notice – including many celebrities who live in the wealthy coastal enclaves under threat.

The larger of the two southern blazes, the Woolsey Fire, has scorched as least 35,000 acres north of Los Angeles since igniting near Rocketdyne at around 2pm local time Thursday, quickly spreading southwest toward Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks, the community still reeling from a mass shooting in a bar on Wednesday night.

Both fires remained at zero percent contained as of early Saturday morning. Dozens of communities on the border of Ventura and Los Angeles counties as well as the beachside city of Malibu were ordered to evacuate Friday as the flames approached. Around nightfall, the fire crossed the Pacific Coast Highway, marching straight up to the ocean’s edge.

To the west of the Woolsey Fire a second, smaller blaze dubbed the Hill Fire has torched almost 6,000 acres in Ventura County after igniting at around the same time in Hill Canyon on Thursday afternoon.

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