Publicado: Mar, Noviembre 13, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Trump Blames California 'Mismanagement' For Fires, Threatens To Withhold Aid

Trump Blames California 'Mismanagement' For Fires, Threatens To Withhold Aid

144 Arizona firefighters with 42 engines have been deployed to California to help fight wildfires. But by nightfall, several homes had burned and authorities had ordered an evacuation. But some a half-block away were laid to waste, as were dozens more, and virtually everything on the landscape around the community had been turned to ash.

Trump early on Saturday tweeted that "gross mismanagement of forests" was to blame for the two unchecked wildfires. "I'm just fit to be tied".

Jan McGregor, 81, got back to his small two-bedroom home in Paradise with the help of his firefighter grandson. An additional 15,000 structures are threatened.

Spectrum customers in the wildfire area were without cable and Internet service Saturday morning as fix teams worked to restore service, a statement from the company said.

Firefighters work to keep flames from spreading through the Shadowbrook apartment complex as a wildfire burns through Paradise, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

Airplanes and helicopters swooped low over hills and canyons to drop loads of fire retardant and water.

Saturday's forecast was calling for more favorable weather conditions, but another round of gusty Santa Ana winds was expected to hit the region Sunday through Tuesday.

The Woolsey fire, located in Los Angeles County and Ventura County, is 70,000 acres in size. TV personality Caitlyn Jenner's home was reportedly among those destroyed.

The three fires began Thursday - the largest in Northern California, where a Sierra Nevada town of 27,000 was destroyed by a fast moving-fire that quickly grew into the state's most destructive on record. "It will kick this fire up, start new fires, or a combination of both".

Mario Anzuoni / Reuters The burnt wreckage of a vehicle is seen along a road as a flames are seen, in the aftermath of the Woolsey fire in Malibu, Southern Calif., on November 11, 2018.

"There was really no fire-fight involved", he said candidly. Still, her death has been hard on her 84-year-old father, Robert, who also may have lost his home, she said.

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A decision is expected only when the OPEC and non-OPEC ministers meet in Vienna on December 5 to assess the global energy market. He also attributed the sharp drop in prices to "microeconomic uncertainties" and signs of a build-up in crude inventories.

Venture County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen hadn't heard about the Edison report. Authorities said investigators believed the driver became disoriented and the auto was overcome by fire.

At least nine people have died and 35 are missing in the massive wildfire in Northern California, while in Southern California, thousands of homes are under threat and all of Malibu has been evacuated as two other fires bear down.

In Ventura County, some of those shelters were filled to capacity by Thursday night, with space slowly opening up Friday after as people were able to find alternative accommodation.

An undetermined number of civilians and firefighters have been injured, and Maclean said earlier it could take days to determine the number of fatalities.

Peak said Wagner was hospitalized but was expected to recover.

One of the blazes jumped the 101 Freeway on Friday morning and continued burning toward Malibu, prompting officials to order the entire city to evacuate.

The extensive celebrity community within Malibu wasn't spared.

Robin Thicke's Malibu home burned down entirely, according to his representative.

Early on Saturday, fire was nearing Pepperdine University, a private residential college with 7,700 students, where students remained sheltered on the school's main campus in Malibu.

"The president's message attacking California and threatening to withhold aid to the victims of the cataclysmic fires is Ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines".

California emerged from a five-year drought last year but has had a very dry 2018. Officials in the state have countered that climate change is the culprit.

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