Saturday, November 10

S. California: Woolsey fire doubles in size, gusty winds to pick up again tonight

Southern California:

Evacuations remain for Malibu, two found dead as Woolsey Fire doubles in size in Southern California; November 10, 2018, 3:16:27 PM EST, Accuweather:
Two people were found dead and more than 200,000 residents, including those in Malibu, remain under mandatory evacuation as the Woolsey and Hill fires rage in Southern California.
The Hill Fire has charred more than 4,500 acres with 25 percent containment as of Saturday morning. The fire is burning in the same area as the Springs Fire from 2013, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.
The second blaze, the Woolsey Fire, flared up south of Simi Valley on Thursday afternoon and rapidly spread on Thursday night. It has since burned 70,000 acres and is zero percent contained.
The two blazes have destroyed more than 150 homes.
Two people have been found dead in the fire zone, according to the Associated Press. Sheriff detectives are investigating the deaths.
The recent lull in gusty winds that helped firefighters at the start of the weekend will end on Saturday night.
Northern California:

Camp Fire burns over 6,400 structures, becomes most destructive fire in California history; November 10, 2018, 3:19:19 EST, Accuweather
A wind-driven wildfire continues to threaten communities and prompt evacuations after consuming nearly the entire town of Paradise.
The Camp Fire ignited around 6:30 a.m. local time Thursday and has burned 100,000 acres and is 20 percent contained.
As of Saturday morning, the number of structures destroyed was revised to 6,453. That makes it the most destructive individual fire in California history. Previously, the most destructive fire was the Tubbs fire which destroyed 5,636 structures in October of 2017.
Nine fatalities have been confirmed by officials, according to the Associated Press (AP). Three firefighters have also been injured during containment efforts.

No comments: