Severe 'devil winds' expected to whip up deadly California blazes

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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.

What is the latest on the Camp Fire?

There are now more than 6,000 firefighters and first responders deployed to handle the emergency.

Butte County Sheriff Cory Honea said the human remains recovered on Sunday included five bodies found at homes and one in a vehicle in Paradise. More than 250,000 people, were evacuated, according to published reports.

In northern California, an inferno swept across the town of Paradise and destroyed more than 6,700 homes and businesses, making it the state's most destructive fire in at least a century.

Deadline reported that other celebrities had had a near escape with the Woolsey fire.

In Oak Park, a community 64km from Los Angeles, Mr Richard Gwynn, 75, and his wife, Ms Lynda Gwynn, 70, surveyed the burned landscape of what used to be their home.

Butler, 48, said in an Instagram video on Sunday (Nov 11) that his home was "half-gone" amid footage of smoke rising from the debris, which included the burnt shell of a vehicle. It is only 10% contained.

Some looting was reported in the southern fire area over the weekend and police said arrests had been made. The large mobile home community of Seminole Springs, in the rugged Santa Monica Mountains north of Malibu, appeared devastated.

Weather conditions for the fires are ripe, with strong winds continuing through Sunday in Northern California and through Tuesday in Southern California.

But officials warned against complacency, with winds of up to 70mph (112km/h) expected over the coming days.

In a statement, Brian Rice, president of the California Professional Firefighters union, said Trump's "shameful attack on California" was off-base.

Winds of up to 64 km per hour were forecast to blow across the area on Sunday.

The air-masses blowing across the western USA deserts including Death Valley toward the coast are expected to bring the sustained high winds at least through Tuesday, he said.

"When disaster strikes, it is imperative that the call for help is answered, and that is exactly what these men and women serving in fire departments across Texas are doing", Abbott said.

Butler also thanked Los Angeles fire fighters and asked for donations to support them.

What do the politicians say?

Without directly mentioning him by name, Brown addressed Donald Trump's tweet regarding the fires.

"To make crass suggestions such as cutting off funding during a time of crisis shows a troubling lack of real comprehension about the disaster at hand and the unsafe job our fire fighters do", Harold Schaitberger, General President of IAFF, which represents paid full-time firefighters and emergency medical services personnel in the United States and Canada, said. "We have a real challenge here threatening our whole way of life, so we've got to pull together".

He has previously blamed Californian officials for wildfires and threatened to withhold federal funding. "We do not want any more lives lost".

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