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    California's "Camp Fire" death toll jumps to 48

    The "Camp Fire" in Northern California has scorched some 130,000 acres and is 35 percent contained, according to officials Tuesday night. In addition, the "Camp Fire" death toll has now reached 48. Statewide there are a total of 50 deaths.

    Some 9,000 firefighters have been battling the wildfires, which have become the deadliest and costliest in state history. Search teams have been using power saws and cadaver dogs to try to locate victims of the "Camp Fire."

    Those who survived have been scrambling to find a place to stay. In Southern California, evacuation orders were lifted for many of the areas affected by the "Woolsey Fire," but some came home only to be told to leave again.

    "It's terrible," said Alex Goodwin of Hidden Valley. "We evacuated, thought the danger was done, and then of course came back thinking it was safe ... and it's terrifying."


    • California wildfires fast facts

      12:45 a.m.: Firefighters are battling three major wildfires in California. Here's a breakdown by the numbers as of Tuesday night, according to Cal Fire and local officials.
    • Camp Fire
      • Location: Butte County
      • 130,000 acres burned
      • 35 percent contained
      • 48 fatalities confirmed, 3 firefighters injured
      • 228 people unaccounted for
      • 8,817 structures destroyed, 7,600 of them homes


    • Woolsey Fire
      • Location: Los Angeles County, Ventura County
      • 97,114 acres burned (roughly the size of Denver)
      • 40 percent contained
      • 2 fatalities confirmed, 3 firefighters injured
      • Some 370 structures destroyed, 57,000 in danger


    • Hill Fire
      • Location: Ventura County
      • 4,531 acres burned
      • 92 percent contained

    • New blaze breaks out east of L.A.

      A brush fire estimated at 20 to 30 acres was burning near homes in Rialto in San Bernardino County Tuesday night as winds whipped up, reports CBS Los Angeles.

    • Crews were using bulldozers to attack the fire and were making progress.

    • But Santa Ana winds picked up embers and pushed smoke into the air. Plumes of thick smoke could be seen from miles away.

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    As I said earlier a very close friend and his wife lost their place in the fire. 27 years of working and improving their house is gone. Both retired last year from being teachers. Mark in literature at Butte college, and Wendy his wife from Paradise high school. Mark is also a well known musician in the upper Sacramento valley. He lost all his guitars and musical equipment. Including several vintage Fender guitars, and Gibson guitars as well.

    2600 sq feet of hand built home reduced to this.


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    ^ Jeezus that is awful. So sorry for them.

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    There is a channel on my satellite with feeding for CNN. When there is no special event (of their beloved POTUS) they are showing aerial footages of the fire areas taken by helicopter. Really appalling views of the black landscape...

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    Very nasty. Heard there was still 100 missing. My brother lives in Chico. Fast as that fire spread he was getting nervous as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    As I said earlier a very close friend and his wife lost their place in the fire. 27 years of working and improving their house is gone. Both retired last year from being teachers. 2600 sq feet of hand built home reduced to this.
    That is bloody awful, sorry to hear that and hope it doesn't become a long term problem for them and they recover from this soonest.

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