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    Cal Fire officials overestimated the acreage burned in the Hill fire near Newbury Park; they now say it is 6,000 acres, not 10,000. Malibu, Topanga Canyon, West Hills, Hidden Hills and portions of Agoura, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village are under mandatory evacuation as the Woolsey fire continues to rage. It has burned 70,000 acres. The fire near the Los Angeles Zoo was extinguished after burning 30 acres. The animals can breathe a sigh of relief.

    Winds whip deadly Camp Fire in Butte County to 100,000 acres

    https://www.sfgate.com/california-wi...o-13380455.php

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    This morning our California-hating, Twitter-addicted President wrote: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly 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 forest mismanagement. Remedy now or no more Fed payments!"

    I wonder where Trump got his degree in forest management.

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    Every day we can count on Donald Trump to (a) make false statements, (b) make false accusations, (c) attack the free press, (d) denounce the Mueller investigation and (e) complain that the news media are against him because they report on all the lies and accusations and attacks.

    Trump's erroneous claims about cause of California fires don't add up
    Los Angeles Times, Nov 10 2018 9:49 AM

    President Trump today once again attacked California during destructive wildfires, using erroneous claims. He said poor forest management policies caused the fires plaguing the state, even though the massive Woolsey fire didn't occur in a forest. "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!" Trump wrote.

    The Woolsey fire started near Simi Valley in a hillside area next to the old Santa Susana Field Lab and quickly spread into nearby suburban communities. Some firefighters took to social media to point out the distinction. "Mr. President, with all due respect, you are wrong. The fires in SoCal are urban interface fires and have NOTHING to do with forest management. Come to SoCal and learn the facts & help the victims," the Pasadena Firefighters Association said on Twitter.

    Experts have also said forest management was not a factor in California's two most destructive fires: the Camp, which burned more than 6,000 structures this week in Paradise, and the Tubbs fire last year in wine country. Forest thinning would not have stopped either fire. Fueled by dry grass growing amid scattered pine and oak trees, the Camp tore across land thinned by flames just 10 years ago. The Tubbs burned grassy oak woodlands, not timber land.

    "The president's message attacking California and threatening to withhold aid to the victims of the cataclysmic fires is Ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines," Caifornia Profressional Firefighter Association President Brian Rice said in a statement. "At this moment, thousands of our brother and sister firefighters are putting their lives on the line to protect the lives and property of thousands. Some of them are doing so even as their own homes lay in ruins. In my view, this shameful attack on California is an attack on all our courageous men and women on the front lines."

    http://www.latimes.com/local/califor...htmlstory.html

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    The fire in Butte County is now 20% contained. In Southern California, the Hill fire is 15% contained and the Woolsey fire is 5% contained and more Santa Ana winds are expected tomorrow. In Malibu, two badly burned bodies were found in a badly burned car parked in a badly burned driveway in a badly burned neighborhood. Statewide, the death toll from these wildfires is 25 -- and 35 people are still missing.

    Northern California wildfire death toll jumps to 23

    https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/ca...-live-updates/

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    Cal Fire just updated the numbers and they're worse -- much worse. The Woolsey fire has now burned more than 83,000 acres and remains only 5% contained. One hundred seventy-eight homes have been destroyed. The Woolsey fire and Hill fire have forced 275,000 people to evacuate. The Butte County fire is now at 105,000 acres (164 square miles) and a hundred people are missing. A large portion of the Golden State is covered by black ashes, grey smoke and orange skies -- same as last year.

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    The Butte County fire has now burned 109,000 acres and is 25% contained. The 83,000-acre Woolsey fire is 10% contained. Three days ago a semi caught fire on Highway 12 near Suisun City in Solano County. Winds blew the fire into nearby brush and 1,500 acres burned before the blaze was fully contained yesterday.

    With more than 100 people still missing, grim search for victims in Paradise continues today

    http://www.latimes.com/local/califor...htmlstory.html

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    The Camp fire in northern California has burned 111,000 acres and is 20% contained. Fifteen thousand homes are still threatened. The Hill fire is at 4,530 acres and 70% containment.

    The Woolsey fire has burned 83,275 acres and is 10% contained. The blaze destroyed the 10,000-acre Malibu Creek State Park which was established in 1976. The area was a filming location for several movies, including Annie Laurie (1927), Tarzan Escapes (1936), How Green Was My Valley (1941) and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), and the 1972-83 tv series M*A*S*H.

    Woolsey Fire destroys historic ranches, movie sets and open spaces in Santa Monica Mountains

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...111-story.html

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    Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea just announced that six more bodies have been found. Five were in homes and one was in a car. The death toll from the Camp fire is now 29 and 228 people are unaccounted for. The 238-foot-long Honey Run Covered Bridge near Chico was destroyed by the fire. The wooden footbridge was built in 1886 and was on the National Register of Historic Places.

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    Wind gusts of up to 40 miles an hour have pushed the Camp fire across 300-foot-wide Lake Oroville. The blaze has now burned 113,300 acres (177 square miles).

    Winds and low humidity are hampering firefighters' efforts to control the Woolsey fire. It has now burned 91,575 acres (143 square miles) and destroyed 370 homes and is threatening 57,000 more. The fire is 20% contained.

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    The Book-Of-The Month Club was founded in New York in 1926. I'm starting to think a Fire-Of-The-Day club was launched in California in 2017. Late this morning a new blaze, dubbed the Peak fire, broke out south of the 118 Freeway between Simi Valley and Chatsworth. It quickly burned 105 acres before firefighters gained control of it.

    Miley Cyrus, Neil Young, Gerard Butler, Robin Thicke, Bianca Blanco, Camille Grammer Meyer (The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills) and director Scott Derrickson are among the celebrities whose homes in Malibu have been destroyed by the Woolsey fire.

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