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California fires: Malibuhemmen burn when deaths climb to nine

Image copyrightAFP Image textsThe Woolsey fire drove west into coastal communities, including Malibu A raging weapon in southern California has…

 A house burns under the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 in Malibu, California

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The Woolsey fire drove west into coastal communities, including Malibu

A raging weapon in southern California has swept into the resort of Malibu &#821

1; home to many Hollywood stars – leaving buildings that burn and send residents flies.

In the northern part, another great wild fire destroyed Paradise and left nine people dead and 35 missing.

In all parts, three big fires burn over the state.

Among the cities under evacuation orders is a thousand Oaks, where a gunman killed 12 people in a rampage on Wednesday.

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The authorities say Camp Fire in the North and Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire in the South are blown by strong winds.

Where is Woolsey Fire?

The fan started on Thursday near Thousand Oaks, about 40 kilometers northwest of downtown Los Angeles, which resulted in the evacuation of 75,000 homes. Another flame, Hill Fire, began about the same time, even near Thousand Oaks.

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Mediaskrift & # 39; How much more can this city be? & # 39; Thousands of people have since been ordered to evacuate cities in the west, including Calabasas, south of Highway 101 and Malibu on the coast from the western edge of Los Angeles.

On Friday, the flames jumped on the highway and entered the coastal areas. The fire now covers an area of ​​approximately 14,000 hectares.

“The fire now burns out of control and enters populated areas of Malibu,” said city ambassadors in a statement.

“All residents must evacuate immediately.”

Calabasas and Malibu are home to many celebrities and some have been published on social media.

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Aerial photographs show fires raging slopes in Malibu against abandoned homes

On Instagram, reality star Kim Kardashian urged people to “pray for Calabasas”.

“Just landed at home and had an hour to pack up and evacuate our home. I pray everyone is safe,” she wrote.

Her husband, rapist Kanye West, said their family was “safe” 19659007] The chaser, Cher, who plays in Las Vegas, tweeted that she was worried about her Malibu home.

Singer Lady Gaga said she had evacuated her home in Malibu and sent a video on Instagram, which showed dark smoke that rose.

Oscar winning director Guillermo del Toro tweeted that he had been evacuated and left his “Bleak House” museums collection of fantasy and horror memorabilia.

The fire has also allegedly destroyed one of the sets for the Westfield TV series.

Where is Camp Fire?

The fire 20,000 hectares (8,100 acres) north of Sacramento began in Plum Square, and quickly swallowed up the paradise. More than 6 700 homes and businesses were destroyed and residents flew for their lives. The flames moved so fast that some had to leave their cars and fly from the city on foot.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told a press conference on Friday that the remains of five victims were found in or near burned cars. Three others were found outside home and one at home.

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Medal texts Camp Fire has been driven by strong winds and dry forests

He said another 35 people were missing and three firefighters had been injured.

“This event was the worst scenario,” he said. “It was the event we’ve been afraid for a long time.”

Rescuers used a bulldozer to push abandoned cars out of the way to reach a hospital and evacuate patients when the fire broke up the house, Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter said.

“There is nothing left standing,” said Scott Maclean, state forestry and fire protection spokesman.

Driving through the walls of the flames

By BBC James Cook in northern California [19659007] Driven by hot desert winds, the wilderness raged in paradise and devoured the corresponding 80 soccer plans one minute.

The city is on a hill and the few roads were quickly clogged with traffic because 27,000 people tried to fly, many drove through the walls of the flame.

Some motorists left their cars and ran for their lives with children and pets in their arms.

Holders now use social media to search for missing friends and family members.

Firemen have also issued evacuation messages for parts of Chico, a city of 93,000 people north of Sacramento.

The three blazarna are among 16 active fires in California. Officials have laid most of Northern California under a red flag warning, which means that “extreme fire behavior” can occur within 24 hours.

The region has suffered severe fires in recent years, including the worst in state history – Mendocino fire in 2018.

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