14 more bodies found, bringing death toll in Paradise fire to 23

Terrifying Video Shows People Fleeing Raging California Wildfires. Credit Brynn Chattfield

Terrifying Video Shows People Fleeing Raging California Wildfires. Credit Brynn Chattfield

It killed eight people in July and August, burned about 1,100 homes and consumed 358 square miles before it was contained.

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about the fires Saturday, blaming California officials. A lull in fierce winds that drove a pair of destructive fires allowed firefighters to make their first real progress in stopping the blazes.

State officials put the total number of people forced from their homes at about 250,000.

Meanwhile, decreasing winds in Northern California are lowering the risk that a fire burning near Chico, which has already torched about 100,000 acres, will continue to spread. "He came back and it had burned to the ground". The blaze, dubbed the Camp Fire, was driven by dry conditions and strong winds.

Three people were found inside residences, and one victim was found outside of a home. Authorities have yet to release their names.

Fultz's mother, 61-year-old Tricia Fultz, said everyone expected the fire to stay well south of their property, but shifting winds forced them to take the horses out to open pastures as quickly as they could. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the rapidly spreading Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise. He found his home leveled - a large metal safe and pipe work from his septic system the only recognizable traces.

It is classified as a vegetation fire, though the exact cause has not yet been determined.

Almost 6,500 residences have been destroyed and another 15,000 threatened, according to emergency officials. "In the evening it shifted and started coming much more northeast, and that's when it started coming down the hill".

Firefighters have not managed to build containment barriers around the fire. An additional three dozen remain missing in the Camp Fire area.

Sheriff's officials earlier had reported six deaths.

Crews were battling extreme flames on steep terrain.

It is now 25 percent contained, up from 20 percent Saturday.

It sent thousands fleeing after mandatory evacuations in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. More than 7,000 structures had been destroyed and 9 people were confirmed dead due to the fires.

Another fire, called Hill Fire, measured a little more than 4,500 acres on Saturday.

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"As you will see in the images, the wildfires are extensive and spreading through the area", DigitalGlobe representatives said in a statement.

"Our objective today is to get some perimeter control".

Several celebs have evacuated, including Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Rainn Wilson, Alyssa Milano, and Melissa Etheridge.

Officials said earlier that 150 homes had been destroyed and the number would rise. "But it didn't seem to be able to jump to the barn, and I just kept watering the barn and watering any areas in the barn that caught on fire".

"I'm waiting to hear the fate of my home".

"We're fine, we're at Zuma Beach and we're probably going to sleep in the vehicle tonight", Martin Sheen told Fox News 11, adding that it was the worst fire he had seen in 48 years of living in Malibu.

Cher wrote on Twitter that she was anxious about her house "but there is nothing I can do".

Malibu Times classifieds advertising director and office manager Teresa Gelbman was in Malibu Saturday and described the damage she saw.

Only the Griffith Park Fire in 1933 and Tunnel Fire in 1991 have claimed more lives. "The animals that were relocated have been safely moved back to their habitats and are doing well", the zoo said.

The Los Angeles County Waterworks is encouraging residents to stop irrigation to save resources for firefighters.

"A big thank you to firefighters from across the country who are helping California's firefighters battle these blazes", Sen.

In a tweet on Saturday, he again accused state authorities of "gross mismanagement".

"There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor", Trump tweeted, threatening to withdraw federal support. "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!" he added.

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