Publicado: Mier, Noviembre 14, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

LatestNews - California wildfires toll rises to 31

LatestNews - California wildfires toll rises to 31

The fires first broke out on Thursday and, fanned by strong winds, had already burnt 40,500 hectares by Saturday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. Some 228 people are still unaccounted for, Honea said, while another 137 people have been located after friends or relatives reported being unable to contact them.

In California, more than three dozen people perished in the flames of the raging fires that can not be brought under control.

More than 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major California blazes, which began late last week.

Looting was reported in the southern fire area and arrests were made, police said.

The air-masses blowing across the western USA deserts including Death Valley toward the coast are expected to bring the sustained high winds at least through Tuesday, he said.

"It's so surreal because it's so dark, and when we're in the tunnel you can't see anything, " Tricia Fultz said.

Gusts of up to 15 miles per hour are possible in and around towns such as Chico and Oroville Sunday morning, but Baruffaldi said the winds should calm by the afternoon.

"Unfortunately, the best science is telling us that the dryness, warmth, drought, all those things, they're going to intensify", he said. In another post, he thanked the members of the Los Angeles fire department and rallied for their support.

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Firefighters in the northern part of California are battling a blaze which has burned through 109,000 acres and was only 25 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. "Your house can be rebuilt but you can't bring your life back", said Los Angeles County fire chief Daryl Osby.

So far the inferno has torn through over 83,000 acres of Southern California, leaving a wake of destroyed homes and buildings in its path.

An AFP journalist in Magalia, a 10-mile drive north of Paradise, saw workers from a local mortuary team recover another body which was put into a blue bag and loaded onto a hearse.

The president was quickly criticized for his comments by at least two other firefighters associations.

Cyrus wrote that while her "house no longer stands", she was grateful that she, her fiancée Liam Hemsworth and their pets were able to safely evacuate.

Many celebrities live in the area. More than 6,700 structures have been destroyed in the blaze, majority homes.

Celebrities and the firefighter union have hit out at US President Donald Trump for his tweet blaming "gross mismanagement" for the devastating California wildfires. "We need to look at better forest management in terms of federal lands all over the country". Together, responsible for the destruction of 179 structures, but another 57,000 were threatened, fire officials said.

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