5 people found dead in vehicles torched by fire

California wildfire leaves town in ruins, thousands flee

'It Looks Like a Blast Zone': California Officer Describes Devastation Caused by Wildfire

The charred remains of fourteen more victims have been found in and around a Northern California town overrun by flames from a massive wildfire, officials said on Saturday, raising the death toll to 23. "It was the event we have feared for a long time", Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said at a Friday evening press conference.

Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire is heading towards the ocean, punctuating the message with the declaration: "Imminent threat!"

The Camp Fire burned down more than 6,700 homes and businesses in Paradise, more structures than any other California wildfire on record. Paradise is 180 miles northeast of San Francisco. Friends houses have burned.

In total, there are now 14 wildfires blazing in California and acting governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency.

Fire has killed nine people in Northern California and possibly two in Southern California.

The sheriff says they have taken 35 reports of missing people.

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Similar caravans have gathered regularly over the years and have generally dwindled by the time they reach the southern border. About 4,800 migrants are sheltered in a sports complex in Mexico City, some 600 miles (965 kilometers) from the US border.

They estimate they will need three weeks to fully contain the blaze.

Local power authorities have told state officials an outage occurred near the spot where the fire erupted, The Sacramento Bee reported, but there is still no official cause of the Camp Fire blaze. Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said a "significant number" of homes had been destroyed by the flames but that an accurate count could not yet be made. Those hoping to donate can do so directly by searching "donate Southern California fires" and their donation will be redirected to the center. "We're working very hard to get people out".

She estimated only 10 to 20% of homes are left.

But he also took to Twitter to criticise forest management in the state as "poor", threatening to revoke federal funding for California forest management unless action was taken to prevent future fires.

The Woolsey Fire also broke out on Thursday in Ventura County near Los Angeles and quickly jumped the 101 Freeway, a major north-south artery, in several places.

Fire burned in famously ritzy coastal spots like Malibu, where Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian West, Guillermo del Toro and Martin Sheen were among those forced out of their homes amid a citywide evacuation order.

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The Malibu area is also home to dozens of filming locations.

Singer Cher, who has had a house in Malibu since 1972, also wrote: "I'm anxious about my house, but there is nothing I can do".

Even from across the globe, the light of the deadly California wildfires reached President Donald Trump.

"Certainly, we don't forget our experiences from the past", he said, "but again, we're not letting that deter us either, in what our jobs are and what our mission is". "It'll be similar wind conditions to when the fire first started, and with a significant wind event like that, our crews are anxious about (the fire's) potential to spread". Three more were found outside a residence, and one inside a house.

Authorities issued mandatory evacuation orders for more than 52,000 people in the scenic area in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, including some residents of Chico (population: 93,000) near Paradise.

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