Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LAFD. If you can, support these brave men and women at https://t.co/ei7c7F7cZx. pic.twitter.com/AcBcLtKmDU
— Gerard Butler (@GerardButler) November 11, 2018
Wildfires still burning across California have killed 31 and forced the evacuation of hundreds of thousands. According to NBC News, the remains of six people in Paradise, brought the death toll to 31, matching the deadliest fire in California history.
The Camp Fire has burned more than 6,000 homes and scorched 111,000 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. More than 200 people were still unaccounted for after the fire although many of them may be in shelters and unable to contact loved ones who reported them to authorities.
California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday night,
“This new abnormal will continue certainly into the next, 10 to 15 to 20 years. And unfortunately, the best science is telling us that dryness, warmth, drought — all those things are going to intensify.“
The Woolsey Fire in Southern California was burning Sunday (only 15% contained) across 85,000 acres — from Thousand Oaks, a city still reeling from the mass shooting that left 12 people dead last week, Malibu.
In addition to killing two people, the fire threatened nearly 60,000 structures and forced the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of resident. On Sunday afternoon, Calabasas, sent out a mandatory evacuation order.
Celebrity homes were among the 177 structures destroyed by the blaze. Actor Gerard Butler posted a photo of his burnt out home in Malibu on social media, calling this a
“heartbreaking time across California.“
Robin Thicke, Camille Grammer, Neil Young, and Miley Cyrus are among those whose houses were ravaged by the Woolsey fire raging north of Los Angeles in Southern California, according to the entertainers’ respective online posts.’s houses were also destroyed by Woolsey Fire. Kaitlin Jenner lost her home to the blaze too and actress Julia Roberts, Martin Sheen, Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano and Rainn Wilson were forced to evacuate their homes.
In Paradise, Mayor Jody Jones said that 80 to 90% of the residents areas have lost their homes. Many of the bodies were recovered inside homes or found in cars overcome by flames. KCRA reported that a mobile DNA lab was set up to help identify the dead.
And our heartless President blames these fires and deaths on mismanagement, refusing to acknowledge climate change.
There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018
Here’s how a caring, responsible leader responds…
Michelle and I are heartbroken for everybody who’s lost so much in California, and grateful for the heroism of the firefighters who’ve been risking their lives around the clock to save others. Please do what you can to help our fellow Americans in need: https://t.co/13rm1D6Rwk
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 12, 2018
Completely devestated by the fires affecting my community. I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now. My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong. I am grateful for
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 12, 2018
(Photo, YouTube; via NBC News)