At Least 23 Killed During Raging Camp Fire: Butte Sheriff

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Evacuees were directed south down the Pacific Coast Highway, which created miles of standstill traffic. Westbound PCH is closed at Sunset Boulevard, while eastbound PCH is closed at Las Posas Road.

Los Angeles County sheriff's chief John Benedict said two bodies were found in the fire zone of a Southern California blaze, the first fatalities from fires blazing north and west of downtown Los Angeles. Our 21-mile city is under mandatory evacuation, and the reason for that is that it is mandatory.

A spokesman for the Camp Fire command said that winds, which died down Saturday, were expected to pick back up Saturday night into Sunday but would blow in a direction that did not immediately threaten any other communities. His later tweets were more measured, saying that "our hearts are with those fighting the fires". His tweet Saturday morning seems to suggest he may withhold federal assistance for future wildfires. The fire began in Simi Valley on Thursday, Nov. 8, at about 2:40 p.m., and spread across Malibu over the next 36 hours. Over 150 homes have been lost to the Woolsey fire, which has ballooned to 70,000 acres.

Local power authorities told state officials that an outage occurred near the spot where the fire erupted, The Sacramento Bee reported, but there is no official cause of the blaze. They were located in a stopped vehicle in a long, narrow driveway in the 33000 block of Mulholland Highway. It was not clear whether the deaths were a direct result of the fire and no further identification was made available.

Three-quarters of the city of 130,000 was under evacuation orders - and that likely included people affected by the shooting, Thousand Oaks Mayor Andy Fox said. It killed eight people in July and August, burned about 1,100 homes and consumed 358 square miles before it was contained.

The fire has scorched more than 30,000 acres, the Los Angeles Times reported.

-No damage to any structures along either side of PCH from Ralph's to Duke's, including Malibu Pier, Zuma Jay's, 99 High Tide, Nobu, PC Greens, etc.

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California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to provide assistance to the fire-hit areas.

Homes and other buildings were still burning and fire crews were trying to extinguish those blazes, said Scott McLean, a captain with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

"There was a motor-home on fire, and we had to sit there by it until we were waved on to go". There was controversy overnight regarding the policy.

"The fire was so close I could feel it in my auto through rolled-up windows", said Rita Miller, who fled Paradise with her mother, who is disabled.

Smoke from that fire stretched into San Francisco, prompting warnings from officials about outdoor activities and closing schools in parts of the Bay Area region. She said she has had a house in Malibu since 1972 and "can't bear the thought of there being no Malibu".

"It's smoky as hell out there", Gelbman described on Saturday afternoon. On Friday, the source said, the entire family left in multiple cars to drive back to Oak Park, unaware they were driving directly into a massive firestorm until it was too late. "Some of them were still burning, and I saw one by Zuma [Beach] that was listing over into the street, but it hadn't fallen over". ". I can tell you from our perspectives we did lose a lot of homes, but kudos to the firefighters, we also saved thousands of homes". "It looks pretty bad", Gelbman described. "I didn't even want to go out, but when I did, by the time I was a quarter-mile down the road down there, I'm bawling like a cut calf". Three more were found outside a residence, and one inside a house.

Gelbman also had a chance to speak to some of the firefighters still on scene. "Last night they were really able to hold everything".