Death toll from California wildfires rises to 44

Carla Harmon
November 14, 2018

Honea had previously said that 228 people were listed as missing, and his office also was working to determine the fate of almost 1,300 individuals whose loved ones had requested "well-being checks" on their behalf.

The fires have spread with an erratic intensity that has strained firefighting resources while catching many residents by surprise. The agency said firefighters had "worked aggressively" to protect structures in the fire's path, and that they've been working to build fire lines to establish control.

Authorities have more than doubled their estimates of buildings destroyed in Southern California's huge wildfire. Authorities said 8,817 structures have been destroyed, including 7,600 homes. I know we do not know each other, but I love you.

While the Hill Fire is 90 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, the Woolsey Fire is only 35 percent contained, and the Camp Fire 30 percent contained.

"We're fine, we got very, very lucky".

As firefighters continue to battle flames, there are more clues as to what may have started what is now the deadliest blaze in state history. "I'm not feeling almost the amount of wind and it's a little bit cooler this morning". The fire that broke out in the Thousand Oaks area - which had already been coping with a mass shooting - is blamed for two deaths. Some 52,000 residents have been forced to evacuate.

President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for California Monday, which will allow access to federal funding and other resources to help those affected by the fires.

Gerard Butler also confirmed that he was among the hundred of Californians who lost their homes, and posted a devastating video from his property.

But this footage also shows the horrific reality faced by Californians as they try to maintain normalcy even as these deadly fires continue to encroach upon their daily lives.

Among those who lost their homes was the pop star Miley Ray Cyrus, who tweeted that her "house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong".

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