At least 42 people are dead and 228 people still missing in the Camp fire, which left the town of Paradise and surrounding areas in ashes, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters on Monday night. The fire, Honea said, is the deadliest single fire on wildlands in California’s history. California has been struggling to contain wildfires raging on both ends of the state.
President Trump on Monday suggested that the ongoing recounts in Florida should be halted and the razor-thin races called for Republican candidates while floating baseless claims of voter fraud. “The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” the president tweeted. Trump did not offer evidence of the alleged massive ballot infection.
Three separate wildfires raging in California have killed at least 31 people and as many as 200 more are currently missing while firefighters battle to contain the disaster. The Camp Fire in the north of the state has burned 108,000 acres of land so far and is among deadliest in California history, while the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles has claimed 83,275 acres and the Hill Fire in Ventura County scorched 4,531 more. Against this backdrop, Donald Trump has exacerbated a situation in which emotions were already running high with a series to tweets blaming the infernos on the “gross mismanagement” of state forests at the hands of administrators.
A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline. Evie Cluke coached Ian David Long on Newbury Park High School's track team in 2007 and 2008. Another time, he used his hand to mimic shooting her, Colell said, adding that she feared for herself whenever she was around him.
Timelapse video shows the destructive Woolsey Fire spreading into Malibu as seen from Venice Beach, about 20 miles away.
The latest death toll, up from 29 tallied over the weekend, was announced by Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea at an evening news conference in the nearby city of Chico after authorities found the bodies of 13 more victims of the devastating blaze dubbed the Camp Fire. The fire already ranked as the most destructive on record in California in terms of property losses, having consumed more than 7,100 homes and other structures since igniting on Thursday in Butte County's Sierra foothills, about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco. Honea said 228 people were officially listed as missing in the disaster, but added that his office had received requests to check on the wellbeing of more than 1,500 people who had not been heard from by loved ones.
NSearch teams were set to sift through the charred wreckage of Paradise, Calif., on Tuesday in search of human remains as authorities investigated the cause of state’s deadliest wildfire. The Camp Fire blaze, still raging in northern California, has killed at least 42 people and left 228 others missing. Two others died in the separate Woolsey Fire, which has destroyed 435 structures and displaced about 200,000 people in the mountains and foothills near Southern California’s Malibu coast, west of Los Angeles.
A wind-driven brush fire burned behind the California State University, San Bernardino campus Sunday night, but authorities said it did not threaten the campus.
Israel's military said it was carrying out air strikes "throughout the Gaza Strip" on Monday after a barrage of rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave towards its territory. Israel reported some 80 "launches" from the Gaza Strip towards its territory -- reportedly rockets and mortars -- with a number intercepted by missile defences. It also said an Israeli bus was hit by fire from the Gaza Strip.
Trump reportedly believes, without evidence, that the Puerto Rican government has been mishandling the relief funding and using it to pay off debt, according to the outlet’s Jonathan Swan. There is no evidence that the territory has been using any of its relief funds to pay off debt obligations, and the island’s leadership has actually argued against doing so, according to The Washington Post.
As a wildfire tearing through Northern California killed 42 people, becoming the deadliest recorded in state history, images captured from space showed thick plumes of smoke rising above California. Wildfires, including the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California, have destroyed populated areas of the state in the last week. A satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows portions of California covered in smoke, as of Monday.