Sir Rod Stewart blasts Donald Trump over Californian wildfires

Climate change not only boosts the likelihood of wildfires but their intensity as well

Climate change not only boosts the likelihood of wildfires but their intensity as well

The department compiled a list of 110 people unaccounted for, but officials held out hope that many were safe but had no cellphones or some other way to contact loved ones. But thousands remained under evacuation orders due to the Woolsey fire.

An estimated 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state. "And this new abnormal will continue, certainly in the next 10 to 15 to 20 years", California Governor Jerry Brown told a news conference on Sunday.

NASA has been tracking California's late-season wildfires with its Earth-watching Landsat 8 and Terra satellites since the Camp Fire began on Thursday (Nov. 8). There are now more than 6,000 firefighters and first responders deployed to handle the emergency.

Its death toll now equals that of the Griffith Park Fire in 1933, the deadliest wildfire on record in California.

She, her husband and six others rode out the fire in a tunnel a short distance up the road as the fire burned the hillsides above and all around them.

Officials said the fire has destroyed 6,453 homes and another 260 commercial structures and has grown to 404 square kilometers.

And with the Woolsey Fire only 10 per cent contained, it could roll south along the Pacific Coast, from Malibu to Topanga Canyon and on to Pacific Palisades, to the doorstep of Santa Monica. The smaller Hill Fire, nearby, has scorched 4,530 acres and is 75% contained.

Two arrests were made for looting in Ventura County.

Luxury homes in Malibu and other beach communities are among properties that have fallen victim to the flames.

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Milano said her house is "still in jeopardy" as strong winds kicked up again Sunday. So far 23 are known to have perished with that figure expected to rise over the coming days.

"Our firefighters have been facing some extreme, tough fire conditions that they said they've never seen in their lives", said Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby.

"Winds are already blowing". After officials said they were in it for "the long haul", Gov.

Fire.ca.gov's Incident Information page provides everything you need to know about what's happening on the ground in these areas, with full evacuation info, available evacuation centers and shelters (including ones specifically for animals) and key road closings.

What do the politicians say?

Sir Rod Stewart has taken to Twitter to blast Donald Trump over his "accusatory" tweet about the Californian wildfires.

"We're putting everything we've got into the fight against these fires and this request ensures communities on the front lines get additional federal aid", Brown's letter said. "Get Smart!" he tweeted on Sunday morning, echoing a criticism that he has frequently levelled at California officials and threatening to withhold federal money.

"With proper Forest Management, we can stop the devastation constantly going on in California". He said "billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests".

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