Trump Says He’ll Work With California to Aid Wildfire Relief

Evarado Alatorre
Noviembre 18, 2018

Combined, the Camp and Woolsey fires have burned more than 250,000 acres and razed more than 10,000 structures.

The wildfire has killed at least 76 people in the area while 9,700 houses and 144 apartment buildings have been destroyed. About 47,000 people have been told they cannot yet return to their homes.

The names were being compiled from information received from a special hotline, along with email reports and a review of emergency 911 calls that came in on the first night of the fire, Mr Honea said.

More than 5,500 fire personnel were battling the blaze that covered 228 square miles (590 square kilometres) and was halfway contained, officials said.

The fire has devoured an area roughly the size of Chicago, destroying almost 10,000 homes and 2,400 other buildings.

Northern California's Camp Fire has destroyed almost 10,000 homes and torched 233 square miles (600 square kilometers).

Asked what he would to address future mass shootings, Trump said his administration is "working on lots of different things", but did not discuss policies in any more detail.

President Trump left Washington, D.C., Saturday morning, bound for Butte County, after the death toll from the Camp Fire climbed to 71 and the number of people unaccounted for jumped to more than 1,000.

"We do have to do (forest) management, maintenance".

Other residents, however, gathered on street corners with Trump flags on Saturday to greet the president's motorcade.The fire zone in northern California is to some extent Trump country.

US President Donald Trump talks with Gov. -elect Gavin Newsom, left, and as California Gov.

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Lots of travel, countless impossible decisions to make, long days, early mornings, late nights, lots of names and facts to sometimes you just totally forget the name of the latest disaster-ravaged town you're visiting, OK?? "It's like total devastation", Mr Trump said as he stood amid the ruins of Paradise.

"The men and women that are fighting this fire are incredible".

"Paradise is gone. When I drove through it, it's gone", he said. I have a strong opinion.

But as far as taking time out to watch the president, she said wryly, "We don't have a TV anymore". "Now is a time to pull together for the people of California".

That seems to be a reaction to Trump's first reaction to the fires, when he tweeted last week: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor".

Smoke and ash from the fires has also contributed to a sharp drop in air quality in fire-affected parts of California, the National Weather Service has warned.

The number of people unaccounted for has grown to more than 1,000. Her trailer home and place of employment were destroyed. Newsum's home wasn't destroyed, but it might be months before she can live there again. He also visited the local region of Southern California, where firefighters were making progress on a wildfire that tore through communities west of Los Angeles from Thousand Oaks to Malibu, killing three people.

Out-of-state fire crews continue to arrive in California, as winds and dry conditions are expected to fan the flames through the rest of the week.

As of Saturday, the fire that began on November 8 had consumed a record-breaking 231 square miles and was 55 percent contained.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, California, as well as Texas and Florida, has one of the highest levels of human population in wildland-urban interface areas.

The president's trip was not entirely welcomed by some who believe his comments including a in a recent tweet condemning California's forest management practices were incorrect and unfair.

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