Gerard Butler Shares Photo Of His Burned-Out Home After Malibu Wildfire

Saul Bowman
November 12, 2018

The Camp Fire has ripped through 164 square miles, destroying more than 6,700 buildings, majority family homes.

But he has now extended his sympathies to those affected.

As of Sunday (Nov. 11), the Camp Fire had become California's third-deadliest wildfire, with 23 deaths attributed to the blaze, CNN reported.

The spread of the Woolsey Fire was not as extreme Saturday as it was Thursday and Friday, but it was still active in the Malibu area, on the east side along Las Virgenes Road, and on the west side near Yerba Buena Road.

Flames also besieged Thousand Oaks, the Southern California city in mourning over the massacre of 12 people in a shooting rampage at a country music bar Wednesday night.

In the ruins of Paradise teams are sifting through the ashes, trying to find and identify human remains. "I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving for the loss of their homes or loved ones".

A quarter of a million people are under evacuation orders. Paradise, a community of 27,000 people north of Sacramento, was nearly completely wiped out by the fire after it engulfed the area on Thursday. Osby noted that a November 1993 wildfire in Malibu destroyed more than 270 homes and said he would not be surprised if the total from the current fire would be higher.

Even those who escaped the flames are struggling. A Santa Ana event was expected to bring strong winds to Ventura and L.A. counties through Tuesday. Nine bodies were found in the immediate aftermath of the destruction, and the remains of another 14 were discovered in later searches.

The statewide death toll stood at 25 and appeared certain to rise.

In fire zones north and south, acrid smoke blanketed the sky for miles, the sun barely visible.

Where is the Woolsey Fire?


The blaze almost quadrupled Thursday into Friday.

On Friday, the flames jumped Highway 101 and headed into coastal areas.

Authorities have ordered the entire evacuation of Malibu as the fast-moving Woolsey blaze moves towards the Pacific Ocean.

Lorenzen, the Ventura County Fire Chief, cautioned his firefighters and the public not to be lulled by the better weather Saturday. The fires have displaced over 300,000 people across California through mass evacuations.

"Winds are already blowing".

They estimate they will need three weeks to fully contain the blaze.

Gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and 70 miles per hour (113 kph), the so-called Santa Ana "devil wind", were expected in the Los Angeles area where crews are fighting the Woolsey Fire. Fires tore through Malibu mansions and homes in working-class Los Angeles suburbs. "Get Smart!" the president tweeted while on his trip to France to mark the 100 years since the end of World War I. Milano tweeted Saturday afternoon that her home was still standing.

Evan Westrub, spokesman for state Governor Jerry Brown, hit back, called Mr Trump's comments "inane and uninformed".

Firefight unions gave a blistering response to President Donald Trump's suggestion that the government should cancel federal financial relief over so-called "gross mismanagement of the forests".

Here's the latest on the largest wildfires now burning in the Golden State.

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