Home » World

Thousands flee California town devastated by wildfire

10 November, 2018, 11:01 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Berkeley Fire Department responding to fires in Oakland, Butte County

Northern California officials say investigators found five people dead in vehicles that were torched by the flames of a ferocious wildfire.

In Southern California, brush fires are nearing a community in mourning over a deadly mass shooting late Wednesday at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.

That was all before the Camp Fire escalated rapidly Thursday, changing the lives of not just the football team at Paradise, but the entire community forever.

Mrs Herrera, who lives in Paradise with her 88-year-old husband Lou left a frantic voicemail to family saying they needed to get out.

"Had he not put out that fire, I would not have made it to the auto", she said.

People are now staying in shelters in the town of Chico, some 14 miles away.

With a blaze in Butte County reddening the Berkeley skies and a fire in Oakland prompting full response from its fire department, Berkeley Fire Department is sending engines for support. Thousands of firefighters are battling the flames.

Rescuers used a bulldozer to push abandoned cars out of the way in order to reach a hospital and evacuate patients as the fire engulfed the building, Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter said.

Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire is heading towards the ocean, punctuating the message with the declaration: "Imminent threat!"

The Camp Fire, which broke out on Thursday at the edge of the Plumas National Forest northeast of Sacramento, has since blackened more than 90,000 acres and was only 5 percent contained as of nightfall on Friday.

In all, the Woolsey Fire led authorities to issue evacuation orders for 75,000 homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Florida approves Amendment 4, restoring ex-felons' voting rights
With its 29 electoral college votes and perennial swing-state status, Florida is tremendously influential politically. Floridians voted Tuesday evening to restore the right to vote to some 1.4 million ex-felons in the state.

"Just landed back home and had 1 hour to pack up & evacuate our home".

Authorities were working to evacuate residents from their homes as strong winds swept seasonal wildfires across the state, consuming more than 26 miles of territory on Thursday alone.

"We had to drive through flames to make it out safely", she said. "My home is in jeopardy but. everything with a heartbeat is safe", she said.

Many abandoned their cars on the side of the road, fleeing on foot.

"Not one home will be left standing", he said.

"We've just been posting all over social media".

Evacuations were ordered for the east side of Chico, a city of about 93,000 people, as flames from the blaze were being driven by 56-kilometer-per-hour winds.

Atria Senior Living's Paradise location posted on Facebook early Friday that all of its residents were safely evacuated and have been taken to the Marriott in Rancho Cordova, where a command center has been set up and residents can be picked up by family members.

The two Paradise churches, First Assembly of God, pastored by Billy "Jack" Wright, and Skyway AG, pastored by Mike Thompson, are both believed to have experienced fire damage.

The region has grappled with serious wildfires in recent years, including the worst in the state's history - the Mendocino fire in 2018.

"I don't have all of the details because we have investigators out on the field attempting to get to those locations" where the casualties were reported, Honea said at a press conference.

Recommended:

  • Police at Murugadoss Home to Arrest!

    Police at Murugadoss Home to Arrest!

    However, recently in an interview, TTV Dhinakaran revealed that Komalavalli is not the birth name of Jayalalithaa. AR Murugadoss moved the Madras High Court on Friday which has given him protection from arrest till November 27.
    Kim Kardashian and Alyssa Milano flee their homes as California wildfires rage

    Kim Kardashian and Alyssa Milano flee their homes as California wildfires rage

    The City of Calabasas' official Twitter account noted the Woolsey fire grew to over 2,000 acres with zero percent containment. It comes just after reports that Kim's stepfather, Caitlyn Jenner, has lost her California home in the wildfires.
    Guardiola signed for Manchester City while coach of Bayern

    Guardiola signed for Manchester City while coach of Bayern

    Mourinho was asked about his view of the allegations against City , and said he suspected wrongdoing at the club. Vicky Kloss, a spokeswoman for City , is said to have sent an email to team executives warning against the deal.
  • Matic: Mourinho knows how to stop Man City

    Matic: Mourinho knows how to stop Man City

    Most of that went on Brazilian midfielder Fred, a player also coveted by City, but who has largely failed to make an impact. Since those deep pockets have been married with Guardiola's coaching, City are getting much more bang for their buck.
    FAA issues airworthiness directive after Indonesia plane crash

    FAA issues airworthiness directive after Indonesia plane crash

    The announcement follows analysis that Boeing has done since the crash of Lion Air flight JT610 last week into the sea off Java. Boeing says that the 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in the company's history, with over 4,700 orders to date.
    A Third of People Think the iPad Pro Makes a Great PC

    A Third of People Think the iPad Pro Makes a Great PC

    The A12X Bionic is a 7nm chip like the A12, but it's even bigger than its iPhone counterpart, featuring 10 billion transistors. Following in the footsteps of the iPhone X, Apple chose to ditch the Home button on the iPad Pro, replacing it with Face ID.
  • USA  court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

    USA court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

    Trump, a Republican, said the project would lower consumer fuel prices, create jobs and reduce USA dependence on foreign oil. The State Department initially denied the pipeline a permit in 2015, under the Obama administration.
    What the acting attorney general thinks of the Mueller probe

    What the acting attorney general thinks of the Mueller probe

    Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and can not be allowed to remain in charge of it. Warner said it would be a "bright" red line crossed if Whitaker fires or hampers Special Counsel Robert Mueller .
    Farrell could yet be punished for controversial tackle

    Farrell could yet be punished for controversial tackle

    All Australia's Super Rugby teams all have reasonably regular visits from referees but that is rarer when it comes to Test teams.
  • Women Played ‘Pivotal’ Role in Shifting House to the Democrats

    Women Played ‘Pivotal’ Role in Shifting House to the Democrats

    Also a Native American, Davids will join Debra Haaland of New Mexico in becoming the first Native American women in Congress. Women are also more likely to identify as Democrats or lean Democratic, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey.
    Police Officer Among 13 Dead In Bar Shooting In Thousand Oaks, California

    Police Officer Among 13 Dead In Bar Shooting In Thousand Oaks, California

    That exit leads to a patio where people smoke. "I saw him point to the back of the cash register ... and he just kept firing". A law enforcement officer said the suspect used a.45-caliber handgun, created to hold a magazine of 10 rounds.
    Colorado father pleads guilty allowing him to avoid the death penalty

    Colorado father pleads guilty allowing him to avoid the death penalty

    Some speculate Watts murdered his daughters before turning on his wife of six years when she returned from a business trip. Prosecutors said a possible death penalty was dropped with the agreement of victims' family members.


Popular

President Trump Vows To Send Lawyers Amid Ballot Counting
On Friday morning, Trump told reporters that Snipes had a "horrible history", adding , "What's going on in Florida is a disgrace". Meanwhile, inside the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office, the canvassing board got back to work hours behind schedule.

2018 midterm elections: Trump tweet calls night 'Tremendous success'
In total, Trump had held 26 rallies since October, embracing Democrats' attempts to make the election a referendum on his agenda. Speaker Joe Straus, a San Antonio Republican who ousted a fellow Republican with help from House Democrats in 2009, is retiring.

White House bans CNN reporter Jim Acosta after Trump row
Waving his finger, Mr Trump berated him. "I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them". It was the latest in a long history of fiery run-ins between the mercurial Republican leader and Acosta .

Ronaldo bemoans Juve's Champions League 'present' to Manchester United
How good are City? "We managed to win because we played a very, very positive match and we looked for the victory to the very end".

Jeff Sessions Out as Attorney General, President Trump says
The president said Sessions' chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, would replace him for now, with a permanent replacement coming later. On Wednesday evening, Mr Whitaker wrote a statement about his appointment but failed to address the Mueller investigation.

Indonesian Boeing jet crashed after losing key sensor
United Technologies Corp. supplies the angle-of-attack sensors and indicator for the 737 Max, according to Airframers.net. Tjahjono said Flight 610 was intact with its engines running when it slammed into the sea 13 minutes after takeoff.

These Women Made History in the Midterms
On Tuesday night Stevens, a 35-year old who served on Obama's Auto Task Force, won her race to represent Michigan's 11th district. The Democrat surged in the latter part of the year, polling neck and neck with Noem, but fell just short on Election Day.

Democrats capture US House majority in rebuke to Trump
Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Attorney General Mike DeWine defeated Democrat Richard Cordray in the race for OH governor. Some high profile senators are expected to be among that growing pool of candidates in the Democratic presidential primary.

Lionel Messi could play against Inter, says Ernesto Valverde
As a result, the visitors may go unchanged in this one but let's take a look at their likely eleven for the match. She also spoke about Lionel Messi on the show, insisting that Icardi has a good relationship with his countryman.

Kyle Walker defends Manchester City fans' treatment of the Champions League
Sterling then quickly laid on the second as Aguero became the ninth player to reach the landmark of 150 Premier League goals. Manchester City have denied there is an Etihad factor that works against them in the Champions League .