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Northern California Wildfire Deadliest in State History After Death Toll Hits 42

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have reported 13 more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California that destroyed a town, bringing the total death toll so far to 42 and making it the deadliest wildfire in recorded state history. The dead have been found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner’s investigators…

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Hire Private Firefighters to Save Neighborhood from California Fire

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian enlisted the help of private firefighters to battle the deadly Woolsey wildfire threatening their Hidden Hills neighborhood. The southern California blaze has taken the lives on two people and destroyed 370 homes. With containment at only 25 percent, the duo feared their $60 million mansion could still go up in smoke, spurring them to put up the cash to pay private firefighters to dig ditches between their home and the fire. The Daily Mail UK reports: Kim and Kanye’s mansion sits at the end of a cul-de sac that…

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L.A. County Fire Chief Blames Woolsey Fire on ‘Extreme Climate Change’

Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby on Monday appeared to blame climate change for the deadly Woolsey fire in Southern California and pushed back against President Donald Trump’s criticism of state officials, who he claimed were responsible for the fast-spreading blaze. LA Co. fire chief on President Trump’s tweet blaming only “forest management” for Calif. wildfires: “We’re in extreme climate change right now … I personally find that statement unsatisfactory, and it’s very hurtful for all first responders” (corrects: LA Co. chief, not LAFD) pic.twitter.com/mZc38OS0pE — NBC News (@NBCNews) November 12, 2018 “I don’t really want…

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California Fire: Hearses Stand By as Relatives Search for Over 100 Missing Loved Ones

(AP) — With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise, and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 missing loved ones, as wind-whipped wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state. The statewide death toll stood at 25 and appeared certain to rise. At least five search teams were working in Paradise — a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated on Thursday — and surrounding Northern California communities. Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help…

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Strong Wind Gusts Return to Scorched Parts of Southern California

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles. Huge plumes of smoke were rising again in the fire area, which stretches miles from the northwest corner of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley to the Malibu coast. Aircraft swooped low over flaming hills to drop lines of fire retardant as flames marched through brushlands on the edges of cul-de-sac communities. A one-day lull in the dry, northeasterly winds ended at…

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Watch—Reporter Comes Face to Face with Terrifying ‘Firenado’ in Malibu

Karen Foshay, a KCET-TV journalist reporting on the Woosley Fire blazing through parts of Southern California, came face to face Friday evening with a “firenado,” calling the encounter among the most “terrifying” events she has ever experienced. “Let’s get out of here,” someone is heard urging as the firenado formed along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, the video shared to Instagram shows. State authorities confirmed Saturday that the wildfire has burned 109 square miles both north and east of Los Angeles, putting homes of various Hollywood celebrities in harm’s way, according…

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Report: Ian Long Posted Messages on Instagram During Shooting Rampage

29-year-old Thousand Oaks bar shooter David Ian Long reportedly posted to Facebo0k’s Instagram social media network during the mass shooting which killed twelve on Wednesday. According to TMZ, Long was “on social media as he shot a dozen people dead, and, based on what we now know, it sounds like they were revenge killings.” TMZ reports that law enforcement officials told the site that Long held his gun in one hand and his phone in the other, posting messages throughout the rampage. Law enforcement officers reportedly learned about the posts several…

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***Live Updates*** Wildfires Blaze Across Parts of California

A wildfire blazing so quickly that firefighters couldn’t hope to stop it quadrupled in size Friday after destroying several thousand buildings and leveling much of a Northern California town of nearly 30,000 people, according to state authorities. Law enforcement officials confirm at least five people were found dead in vehicles torched by wildfire flames. A wind-driven wildfire raged through Southern California communities on Friday, burning homes and forcing thousands of people to flee as it relentlessly pushed toward Malibu and the Pacific Ocean. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All…

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Report: Mental Health Team Chose Not to Commit Ian Long Earlier This Year

A mental health crisis team chose not to involuntarily commit Thousand Oaks gunman Ian David Long for mental health evaluation and treatment in April of this year. CBS News reports the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office had numerous encounters with former Marine Ian David Long before he opened fire inside the Borderline Bar & Grill Wednesday night. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said they went to Long’s residence in April in response to a disturbance call. The Los Angeles Times reports that who went to Long’s house in April noted he  was “irate…

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Connecticut ‘Sinkhole’ Democrats Vow Loyalty to Public Sector Unions

Democrat candidates in Connecticut partnered to pledge their loyalty to public labor unions Friday, vowing to continue the support that many say has been a large part of the economic downfall of the state. “We’re going to be fighting for you for the next four years,” said Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont at a get-out-the-vote effort, reported CT Mirror. “That I promise you —fighting for you for the next four years. That’s what we need to do.” Lamont, who is running against Republican Bob Stefanowski, joined with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy…

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