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Camp Fire Victims Sue PG&E, Claiming Negligence Led To Butte County Inferno

Camp Fire Victims Sue PG&E, Claiming Negligence Led To Butte County Inferno”

He doesn't know if they tried to leave or not but says the fire exploded so quickly that if they hesitated, they would have had trouble. And in October, Southern California Edison said its equipment was at least in part to blame for the Thomas Fire that burned more than 280,000 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties a year ago.

The blaze, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history, kept growing Tuesday, though firefighters got some reprieve as winds died down.

In the ruined town of Paradise in Butte County, National Guard troops will assist forensics teams and cadaver dogs as they continue to search for human remains.

By Tuesday, the killer blaze dubbed the Camp Fire had blackened 50,500 hectares of drought-parched scrub, up 3,237 hectares from the night before, but crews had carved containment lines around almost a third of the fire's expanding perimeter.

The Woolsey Fire has torched 97,620 acres in Ventura and Los Angeles counties after starting on Thursday, and was 47 percent contained today.

Thousands of the town's structures were completely destroyed in just a matter of hours as the blaze, named the Camp Fire, tore through the area.

Forensic investigators searched a community swimming pool for victims of the Camp Fire in the town Paradise.

The utility said that it didn't cut off power to any customers until after 7 p.m. on Thursday, when it shut off electricity to eight customers on Little Tujunga Canyon Road in the Santa Clarita and Sylmar areas, "due to unsafe winds in red flag fire areas".

"Last night firefighters continued to hold established containment lines", Cal Fire said in a Tuesday morning update. "She got out, shook off, loved on us for a few minutes as a thank you and walked off assuring us that she was ok", Hill wrote. But in a sign of significant progress against the blaze, more neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled last week.

"Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers, employees, contractors and the communities we serve", King said.

At least 44 people have now lost their lives in the wildfires sweeping California, as winds spread the flames still further. Of those cases, 231 individuals had turned up safe, he said.

"We use Facebook pages instead of groups because of the ability for them to be 100% public and searchable and we can organize the pets into albums so pet owners & finders can look through easily", Morin told CNN. "People have been badly burned".

"I am really anxious about them".

"I thought I was going to go home because I work at the hospital and we had to evacuate all the people, and I go, 'Oh, I'm coming back home, ' but I did not know it was this bad", Smith told CNN affiliate KCRA.

He said it remained unclear how many individuals whose whereabouts were unknown had perished or fallen out of touch in chaotic evacuations.

A Jack In The Box restaurant damaged by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California.

Honea said 150 additional search personnel were due to arrive in the area, reinforcing 13 coroner-led recovery teams.

The sheriff said he also has requested three portable morgue teams from the US military, a "disaster mortuary" crew and an unspecified number of cadaver dog units to assist in the search for human remains.

The Butte County disaster coincided with a flurry of blazes in Southern California, most notably the "Woolsey Fire", which has killed two people, destroyed more than 400 structures and at its height displaced about 200,000 people in the mountains and foothills west of Los Angeles.



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