CBS/AP November 19, 2018, 9:10 AM Some victims of California's worst-ever wildfire are asking why the state's largest utility didn't shut off power in areas that were at high risk. The death toll from the Camp Fire is up to 77, and that number is likely to rise.Nearly 1,000 other people are unaccounted for. In 11 days, the fire has destroyed more than 10,000 homes north of Sacramento, the state's capital.Pacific Gas & Electric said two of its power lines failed in areas where the fire broke out a short time before the first flames were reported. It highlighted one failure the day the fire began but then waited more than a week to report the second until more information was available.PG&E said the fire forecast did not meet the criteria for a "public safety power shutoff." The cause of the fire is still under investigation.California wildfire mapFollow California wildfire updates below California wildfires fast facts These are the current numbers as of Sunday night from … [Read more...] about Power company under pressure to explain actions before California wildfire
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THIS map lays bare how the glamorous lives of celebs in Malibu went up in smoke after their sprawling homes were burned down in California’s worst ever wildfires. Kim Basinger, Miley Cyrus, Neil Young, Robert Thicke and Gerard Butler are among hundreds of people affected by rampaging blazes that has killed at least 48 people. Meanwhile Kim Kardashian West, Caitlyn Jenner, Will Smith and Lady Gaga were included in those forced to flee their homes as walls of flames closed in. Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth shared a picture revealing the charred remains of the Malibu home he shared with his American popstar fiancee Miley Cyrus after it was almost entirely destroyed after fire scorched 150-square-miles of Southern California. Hemsworth, 28, posted an image to Instagram of the blackened shell of the property, while also showing four letters spelling out “love” which managed to survive. He wrote: "It's been a heartbreaking few days. This is what's left of my house. … [Read more...] about California wildfire map reveals celeb homes destroyed by inferno including Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler and Neil Young
Nov 13, 5:30 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 11/13/18 AT 5:00 AM The death toll from Camp Fire in California rose to 44 after the officials said they had discovered the remains of 13 more people Monday. The Camp Fire had burned 117,000 acres and was only about 30 percent contained as of Monday evening.Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea said in a press conference Monday night more than 200 people were missing in and around the town; however, he was unable to provide the exact number.“My sincere hope is that I don’t have to come here each night and report a higher and higher number,” he said, the New York Times reported.The deadliest fire in the state history has destroyed more than 7,100 homes and businesses — particularly in the town of Paradise. The 27,000-person town was reduced to ashes with landmarks, schools and businesses completely … [Read more...] about California Wildfire Map: Death Toll Reaches 44 As Blaze Continues To Spread
Dozens of people are dead and hundreds are missing as fierce wildfires continue to rage through California. Ordinary people have lost their homes along with celebrities such as Gerard Butler and Miley Cyrus who have seen their mansions burned to the ground. Maps of fire – where are the infernos raging? What caused the 2018 fires? The strong Santa Ana winds, which are regularly whipped up in Autumn, have a long history of fanning destructive wildfires in the region. They are produced by surface high pressure over the Great Basin squeezing air down through canyons and passing through Southern California's mountain ranges. While the fires’ cause remained under investigation electrical firm Southern California Edison told authorities that there was an outage on an electrical circuit near where Woolsey fire started. The company said the report was submitted out of caution although there was no indication from fire officials that its equipment may have been involved. They said … [Read more...] about California wildfires mapped – what caused the latest fires and why has the 2018 season been so destructive?
By Susan Steade | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 5, 2018 at 6:40 am | UPDATED: September 5, 2018 at 10:14 am A second wildfire broke out Tuesday along Interstate 80 above Sacramento, 25 miles from the one that slowed end-of-holiday traffic the previous day. The Sliger Fire is burning in a more populated area of Placer and El Dorado counties, between Auburn and Foresthill. A neighborhood of more than 200 homes off Foresthill Road was ordered evacuated on Tuesday afternoon, and several roads were closed. The fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday; the cause is under investigation. The older North Fire had burned 700 acres as of Tuesday evening and was 10 percent contained. Several campgrounds in the Tahoe National Forest have been evacuated, and the Emigrant Gap and Yuba Gap off-ramps from Interstate 80 are closed. … [Read more...] about California wildfire map: Second blaze along I-80