California fires: Malibu homes burn as death toll climbs

Thousands of people had to evacuate their homes after a raging wildfire razed 18,000 acres in Butte County in northern California. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea confirmed reports that the evacuees had to leave their vehicles as they fled the scene. “We are putting them in other vehicles with space. We are working very hard to get people out. The message I want to send is if you can evacuate, you need to evacuate. ”
Paradise is a city of some 27,000 people 180 miles northeast of San Francisco, and the Governor has ordered its immediate evacuation. The sheriff’s office is posting evacuation information in real time on its website. The California Highway Patrol indicated that Highway 70 is closed, so they called on drivers who must transit through the area to take alternative roads.
Shary Bernacett, a resident of the area, said the fire came near the Feather River Hospital located 3 miles from a mobile home park where she and her husband tried to evacuate people. Bernacett said she and her husband “knocked on doors, shouted and shouted” to alert as many residents of 53 mobile homes and recreational vehicles as possible to leave the area while authorities ordered the area evacuated. The Death toll is on the rise.

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