Fire chief: climate change helped make California wildfires more devastating

With California's Raging Fires, Fear And Devastation

The Camp Fire burned down more than 6,700 homes and businesses in Paradise, more structures than any other California wildfire on record.

Camille Grammer Meyer, of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, also lost her Malibu home entirely on Saturday night (local time), her publicist, Howard Bragman, said.

"We knew Paradise was a prime target for forest fire over the years", he said. While California officially emerged from a five-year drought last year, much of the northern two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry. You can also donate to various fire departments directly, including the Los Angeles Fire Department, and the Red Cross is providing help to those in need.

At least two have died in Southern California's Woolsey fire, and hundreds of thousands of residents have been displaced.

SoCal Edison said the report was submitted out of an abundance of caution although there was no indication from fire officials that its equipment may have been involved.

The Woolsey Fire and the Hill Fire are also causing severe damage to parts of southern California.

The department compiled a list of 110 people unaccounted for, but officials held out hope that many were safe but had no cellphones or some other way to contact loved ones. Osby noted that a November 1993 wildfire in Malibu destroyed more than 270 homes and said he would not be surprised if the total from the current fire would be higher.

The Camp Fire blaze erupted Thursday. Brown told a press briefing that federal and state governments must do more forest management but said that's not the source of the problem. The Thomas Fire, which started in Ventura County before continuing into Santa Barbara, killed another two people and became the second-largest blaze in state history.

Statewide, the twin fires in northern and southern California have killed almost 30 people and forced 300,000 residents from their homes.

Fanned by strong winds, the "Camp Fire" has scorched 111,000 acres (45,000 hectares) and is 25 percent contained, Cal Fire said.

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So far, a total of 19 of the people killed in what authorities have dubbed the "Camp Fire" have been reported in Paradise, where more than 6,700 buildings - a lot of them residences - have been consumed by the late-season inferno.

Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, requested a presidential major disaster declaration, which would make the hardest-hit communities eligible for housing, unemployment and other support programmes and allow state and local governments to fix or replace fire-damaged facilities and infrastructure.

The first fatality of the California wildfires has been identified as an ailing woman who was found dead in her bed in her burned-out northern California home.

"They were married for 20-something years".

Ellen Walker, who was in her early 70s, was home alone when the fire struck on Thursday, according to Nancy Breeding, a family friend.

Milano said her house is "still in jeopardy" as strong winds kicked up again Sunday.

Walker's husband was at work and called a neighbor to check on his wife and tell her to evacuate, Breeding said.

The family assumed she'd made it out and were scouring shelters and rescue centers until authorities confirmed her death late Friday.

He described an even drier, warmer climate that could make such devastating wildfires more common than in past years.

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