Death Toll Climbs to 23 Amid Ongoing Horrific California Wildfires…

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The charred remains of 14 more people have been found in and around a Northern California town overrun by flames from a massive wildfire, officials said on Saturday, raising the death toll to at least 23.

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The bodies were recovered in and around Paradise, a mountain community some 90 miles (145 km) north of Sacramento that has been left devastated by the Camp Fire, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Scott Maclean said (read more)

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295 Responses to Death Toll Climbs to 23 Amid Ongoing Horrific California Wildfires…

  1. WiVoter says:

    I don’t want all of California to burn. I want the coast of California to fall in the ocean after L.A and San Francisco burn. Eventually, God will judge the elites. Today , He seems content to judge the little people.

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    • WiVoter says:

      That’s how it feels. I know God is just and His ways are above our ways. It is hard to watch the elites keep getting everything they want but I know this must happen. I know Job said much the same thing thousands of years ago so it is true the more things change the more they remain the same.

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    • Attorney at Law says:

      That’s a really horrid thing to say, I have very close family who just movedi for work there. They are Supporters of Trump and the most honest, hard working people I know. They don’t want to be there but there is no choice. Yet here you are wishing DEATH on innocent lives. SHAME ON YOU. There are many who support Trump in States that are fully corrupt, why blame them and wish ill outcomes on everyone. You should delete your comment, it’s inappropriate AND BEYOND.

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      • mugzey302 says:

        That’s right. Speaking for western NYS, this town voted for President Trump in 2016 even though the mayor was a Cuomo democrat (we now have a Republican mayor, but Republican in NY means RINO in fact). Cuomo lost the “upstate” vote, but won the election because of sanctuary cities and NYC, so we’re stuck with that corrupt globalist for a third term.

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        • Winning 2018 says:

          Yes, you are correct that TRUE leadership that represents American Patriots is in great demand right NOW!

          Americans must coordinate and mobilize the best qualified men and women patriots for all leadership positions from towns, cities, and states in the Republic. NO MORE of the historical 1% political elites in America, and foreign powers, choosing Patriots’ candidates for elected and appointed leadership employment.

          We, the People Patriots, must gather during these upcoming holidays to examine the human resource strengths within our regions, and approach those individuals to run for political office to safeguard the future of our Republic.

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    • Winning 2018 says:

      Hmm…I think there’s truth to Mark Taylor’s words in his book “The Trump Prophecies (2017),” wherein he says GOD is currently judging clergy and leaders for their colluding “systems” worldwide that destroy cultures, societies and nations, and enslave and genocide righteous people. So, Californians are not under God’s judgement; rather, the clergy and pseudo-leaders because they are responsible for Californians’ tragic losses.

      There is GODLY wisdom in choosing shelters that are not built close to bodies of water, in the pathways of hurricanes and tornadoes, and on dry and wet lands. California is dessert land and Californians have known this fact since the first gold rush of 1846. As everyone knows, the shelters in California are over-rated and over priced, but life is priceless.

      I sympathize for Californians’ poor choices and investments, especially sympathy for those people swept over by fires. May God comfort the survivors with peace through the darkness of loss.

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    • How about just the crooks burn?

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    • Are you happy about this? My friends neighbors burned alive! He lost his home, his mother lost hers and his sister lost hers! Are you happy! https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=475357829618053&id=100014315194592

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  2. fleporeblog says:

    The blind leading the blind! My heart goes out to all the victims in California. However, the government has allowed for this tragedy to occur. They want to protect the trees at all costs. Yet 23 people are dead and that total will just continue to rise. Regrettably this wasn’t the first time that the fires have killed in California and more importantly won’t be the last time if they don’t take care of forest management!

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    • Ron Jaeger says:

      I live in Redding Ca. and have friends in Paradise . The fires are very sad but you are absolutely correct about the gov. policies . The other issue that is not addressed is where are all the dozers when you need them ? Calfire has become another giant state sponge just like Caltrans . 40 years ago when a forest fire got going the loggers would drop what they were doing and here they come !!!!!! Catskinners on heavy equipment can do wonders to contain and corral fires . They work in steep terrain for a living and can lay down timber to help slow down a fire etc. etc. A couple weeks later you would see them headed back to work . Now I see guys running around with fire hoses from paved roads and it is a totally different approach and do they waste the man power in Calfire . Loggers wanted those fire OUT NOW !!! That was their next timber project . Calfire not so much- just building a bigger bureaucracy . Just my two cents folks .

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      • FrankieZee says:

        It is amazing how other states with vast amounts of timber do not have the problems like Cali. That alone tells you something is wrong.

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        • mopar2016 says:

          I think that most of these California fires are arson.
          And the fact that they won’t clear the dead wood is very telling.

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          • weareallandrew says:

            the problem is years of not clearing the forest, and now too little money to do so.

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            • weareallandrew says:

              There is more than that, but now is not the time to be finger pointing, when the dead are still being counted…

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            • Lopeover says:

              California’s state gov’t is a trillion dollars in debt. Thank your Moonhead & democrats. They depend on the huge federal FEMA dollars to make it through each year. Between 1923 to 1999, there were 9 notable fires. 76 years, 9 fires. From 2000 to 2017 there has been a fire EVERY year. 17 years, 17 fires. I think most of these fires are caused by arson.

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          • Olga says:

            I agree, arson has been my suspicion since the horrible fires last year . Easy to do with all the brush and forrest timber …

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        • dagnyshrug says:

          The degenerates in California government, and others, welcome these fires. When homes burn they have to be rebuilt to new codes, many of which are prohibitively expensive. People are forced to sell out, and the State or their “select” crony developers buy the land cheep. The state of California benefits from these fires, so have no incentive to prevent them, while the citizens suffer.

          One of my close family members has lived in Thousand Oaks for 25 years. They were forced to evacuate Thursday. Thank goodness their home was saved but many neighbors weren’t so lucky. They’re one of many Trump-supporting families, stuck in California for business reasons. My family member is married to a Hispanic American, who is the biggest Trump cheer-leader I know.

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      • Terri says:

        There are teams of Hotshot firefighters that do as you describe in California all year long. The problem is that the forests have not been allowed to burn naturally as they did for centuries past and now the problem is immense and will take years of maintenance to get them under control. The environmentalist groups (tree huggers) in CA pose major opposition to this type of maintenance. Yosemite is a perfect example of letting the forest burn in order to keep it healthy and void of the catastrophes we see in so many dry wooded areas in CA. Paradise was a beautiful town that I visited often. My cousin has been a resident for over forty years and is one of the many Americans who lost everything in the Camp fire.

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      • mcfyre2012 says:

        Indeed. In addition, up until the late 60s, they had 250 teams that went around the state setting controlled burns to remove dead vegetation and keep it from building up. Loggers would remove dead trees.

        Cue the “environmentalists” who made policies to do noting…because nature will take care of it.

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  3. Sloth1963 says:

    My heart goes out to all this effected by these fires. Both the people being evacuated as well as those brave enough to fight them. The terror they bring in unimaginable to those that haven’t witnessed it first hand. God bless you all.

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  4. MaineCoon says:

    Steve Lookner at Agenda-Free TV is about to start another Live Coverage of the fires. He is excellent with all current information from FD/city,etc scanners, a tweeters forward pix/vids and other great information.

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  5. MaineCoon says:

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    • billrla says:

      MaineCoon: From my perch here in Westwood (Los Angeles, about 6 miles inland), I can see the smoke from the Malibu fire(s) and there is ash settled on our balcony. Yesterday, the air smelled of forest fire (think campfire, but, more intense) and the ash was floating through the air. I bike up by Malibu Canyon Rd. and Pepperdine.

      Fact is, people build and live in fire-prone hills. That’s the price of a nice view, I guess.

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  6. MaineCoon says:

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  7. 4EDouglas says:

    There may have been a PG&G 115KV line that started the camp fire.
    I WAS AN AERIAL FIRE FIGHTER FOR 10 YEARS! DO. NOT .
    BRING GOD INTO THIS. It is mismanagement and green politics
    that driving this. The Feds need to step in …
    Prayers for the victims…

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    • weareallandrew says:

      +1. CA enviroweenies slowly strangled the old school Forest Service “Wise Use” policy types out of the State, or into retirement. Sow what you reap…

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  8. Kay123 says:

    Can’t help but wonder if terrorists are stting these fires
    to terrorize the population. Too many ways to clean out
    nice homes..

    People with forests surrounding their homes should know
    better than have forests so close.
    In fire prone areas there should only be tile roofs and concrete
    walls. I remember they used to ” require” homes be fire proof.

    But of course, those are more expensive…. it is easier, faster,
    cheaper, to slap up wood shanties, for fast revenues.

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  9. LULU says:

    The misinformation is astounding. The Paradise fire is in a forested area. The Woolsey fire is not. Down south we have chaparral. Found in southern coastal California and in the Mediterranean. Think heavy shrub growth. Covers many of our foothills. Much of it grows on nearly vertical surfaces.

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    • Olga says:

      Agreed. No one is pointing out the obvious which is ARSON. And YES the brush is not taken care of and no controlled burn…even easier to GET AWAY WITH IT. They just are looking for a guy in SF area who is intentionally setting fires! There you go! The easiest form of terrorism there is…domestic or otherwise.

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  10. Jim says:

    It’s California, who cares?

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  11. Olga says:

    Can’t help but think of what I would’ve done, and if I couldn’t get out , that I’d turn on the hose and try and fight a space to survive or find a creek or pool to “hide” in…horrifying thoughts. What a horrible way to go. I live in hurricane country (New Orleans), floods are not on the scale of horror as this IMO…

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  12. Etabakron says:

    These fires are pure tragedies and the human toll is enormous and sad. But all you hear from the media is how many acres are burning, how many homes destroyed and then the political debate on forestry management policy. But given how many fires have raged in California, there is absolutely no time given to the most obvious question: HOW THESE FIRES ARE STARTED!
    No talk whatsoever about the most elementary question. Since there has been an upper level High Pressure system stuck over this area for a long time, these fires CANNOT BE LIGHTNING since no convective activity can happen under these circumstances and there is no moisture source streaming into the area. So again I ask: HOW DID THESE FIRES START? Watch and see the media sidestep this over and over. I am beginning to believe that this country can’t find its head with both hands if its life depended on it. So sad. Whatever happened to good ole’ American know how?

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    • Olga says:

      I actually believe most are from arson. Obviously, camp fires and cigarettes, but please … it’s arson IMO. BTW I am born raised SF but live in the south since 2001.

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  13. Eastender says:

    Excuse me, but where the hell is the Governor of California while his State goes up in flames. If this is yet another example of outstanding Democrat leadership, I want nothing of it. These people are a menace on this Country in every way, shape or form. May they all rot in the flames.

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  14. Olga says:

    It Makes out our Government and so called “planning” a total waste when anyone at anytime can set fire to some underbrush and ruin thousands of square miles and more. ANYONE could do that. So you think there aren’t people or nefarious individuals domestic or illegal that wouldn’t do that?? Yeah, big question mark. Anyone who doesn’t ask that , I have to wonder….

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  15. Olga says:

    I will go so far as this; the current “Statesmen” of CA aren’t even asking these questions. Seems they want to shove responsibility to the “next ” subject. Fires are not unusual for CA or NV but management and handling of them are!! Considering a lot of towns and communities were wiped out form LAST YEARS fires, you’d think better stoppage would be in play. I live in New Orleans, they didn’t let the next hurricane get out of “their grip” although it was apathetic , but trying to be immediate repose. BTW, our “response” is pathetic(in New Orleans). We have the Cajun Navy coming in to help, that’s how DESPERATE …

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  16. Olga says:

    I wish to leave disclaimer , as I do love the TreeHouse and only want to state my opinion having lived in Red and Blue states and appreciate the forum. Thank you. Ive lived in CA, CO, LA, MS, TN

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  17. loislane says:

    POTUS is right to bring up the cause of these fires. He is just heading off the loud screams from climate changers. Here’s an article that may shut them up. https://www.wired.com/story/wildfires-native-tribes-controlled-burns/ Even so, we should take no pleasure in their suffering.
    It rains on the just and unjust. May God bless and help them all.

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  18. Thomas Jay says:

    The ground work is set for a DROUGHT TAX in California.

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  19. Thomas Jay says:

    Environmental extremism is to blame. County supervisors, the sheriff and government fire agencies knew the Camp fire was coming, the answer was when? The community of Paradise was a tender box . Tree thinning and brush removal projects should have occurred in and adjacent to Paradise for years and years. Prepare and be proactive. However, land management and forest thinning projects in California to reduce fire danger are often stopped or hamstringed by enviros. State and federal agencies employ thousands that use their employment to promote their anti natural resource management agenda. They use environmental laws as their tool to stop logical commonsense driven land management. Shame on you state fire agencies and county supervisors for your gross negligence. You did nothing to prepare. Being proactive is the solution. Fires happen every year in this state but we do nothing to prepare. No fuelbreaks, Tree thinning or brush removal projects to slow or stop these wildfires. Just keep blaming the DROUGHT. President Trump is correct, mismanagement is absolutely the blame. God Bless the people of Paradise.

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    • Ron Jaeger says:

      100 % in agreement from Redding Ca. Brown is blaming global warming and the utility company . The fact is they would not harvest all the dead trees from the beetle infestations in the 80’s – 90’s where about 20% died . These trees turned into a horrible fuel load as they rotted instead of being harvested for lumber creating a huge risk . They continued with these policies put in place by the enviro wackos thru every forest fire as well . Again they refused to take the trees that were killed in the fire . Adding even more fuel . Now when a fire gets started by whatever cause utility , arson , pot grower etc. etc. it quickly becomes an inferno . Thanks to the enviro wackos and the policies by Brown etc.
      Now Brown is on TV declaring it to be global warming ! What a crock !!!!

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  20. SDK says:

    I’m an evacuee if the Woolsey Fire right now. Left home Friday morning and still waiting until it’s safe to go back. It’s been an extremely stressful few days, not knowing if your house and car are safe. Lots of good people have lost everything. I’m a conservative and understand the disdain for liberal Hollywood, but wishing people would burn and die because of where they live is uncalled for. Not everyone out here is an “evil liberal.”

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  21. Horrific, so sad. How did these fires start?

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  22. PatriotUSA says:

    As an old hotshot and crew boss from a ways back, I weep for those lost in these catastrophic fires. At 65 and after 14 spine an shoulder surgeries, this was the best job and work I ever did along with being a faller and choker setter. If I was able, I would be down in Cally doing something to help besides send some bucks to help out. I canny stand California but no one deserves this nor to die in such a terrible manner. RIP to those lost and may the Lord bless these firefighters. They need his help.

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  23. Thomas Jay says:

    Brown you’re an idiot. Global warming didn’t kill people in Paradise. Your policies did. Shame on you and all your government agencies that did nothing to prepare. I know you won’t let this crisis go to waste. Did I hear DROUGHT TAX?

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