Experts in identifying human tissue joined California police and firefighters on Monday (Nov 12) in sifting through the charred debris of homes destroyed in the most devastating wildfire in the state's history, searching for remains of 228 missing people. As of Sunday night, the fire had spread to 85,500 acres and was 15% contained. So far, more than 40 people have been killed, making it the deadliest wildfire in US history.
And with more than 200 still unaccounted for, the Cape Fire will likely take over 1933's Griffith Park Fire death toll.
Fox News Chief Correspondent In Los Angeles Jonathan Hunt joined Fox News Radio's Marie Harf with the latest on the wildfires in California.
SunTrust analyst Ali Agha in a note to clients said the sell-off in Edison International was likely overdone because total acres and property burned so far in its territory were smaller than in fires a year ago.
Powerful winds are expected to sweep through California on Sunday, exacerbating three major fires that have ravaged both ends of the state for several days.
A meteorologist with the National Weather Service noted there is no sign of rain in the forecast through this week and possibly into Thanksgiving. They said data is subject to change as information is gathered and verified. She says she'll have nightmares about it for the rest of her life.
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea updated the confirmed fatality number Monday night - a figure that is nearly certain to spike following the blaze that last week destroyed Paradise, a town of 27,000 about 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.
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The governor declared a state emergency and said California is requesting aid from the Trump administration.
Ramirez Canyon is an exclusive area of Malibu with multi-million dollar homes perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
It is now 25 per cent contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said.
California Professional Firefighters President Brian Rice responded, "This shameful attack on California is an attack on all our courageous men and women on the front lines". An anthropology team from Nevada will join the efforts today.
President Trump is taking heat from firefighters for his "reckless and insulting" tweet about the massive fatal forest fires that are torching portions of California after he blamed the state.
"California is vulnerable-not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think", Young said. "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!" "I can just tell you that we're in extreme climate change right now", he said.
"The area is not safe for dogs at this point, but we are working with CalFire to make the area safe so we can begin introducing cadaver dogs", McMann said. "We're doing all that we can to prevent incidents and mitigate incidents and save lives".
"And I think my family would have been very anxious about me".