Firefighter union president rips Trump for "demeaning" comments about California wildfires

A home is engulfed in flames during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu California

The Woolsey Fire and the Hill Fire in southern California, and the Camp Fire, in the northern part of the state, erupted Thursday fueled by drought conditions and wind.

The death toll from wildfires raging in California rose to 31 after six more people were found killed in what is poised to become the deadliest wildfire in state history. "Pretty much the community of Paradise is destroyed, it's that kind of devastation", said Cal Fire Captain Scott McLean. "Heartbreaking time across California". The sudden evacuation led to highway gridlock, forcing some to flee on foot.

Camille Grammer Meyer, of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, also lost her Malibu home entirely on Saturday night (local time), her publicist, Howard Bragman, said.

The blaze almost quadrupled Thursday into Friday.

Another 35 people were reported missing, McLean said. Some 52,000 people remained evacuated from various towns.

Lady Gaga, Martin Sheen and Kim Kardashian West were among the celebrities who joined thousands of others in evacuating from the affluent coastal city that is as well-known as its residents.

Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen warned the rate by which the fire is spreading is "exponentially more" than has been seen in fires in years past.

"Right now we have not been able to investigate the situation because the area hasn't been rendered safe yet", L.A. County Sheriff's Department Deputy Grace Medrano told NPR. The number of people killed in that fire alone, at least 23, made it the third-deadliest on record in the state.

The officials pounded home a warning to residents: Don't go back into the mandatory evacuation zones. Trump said "billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests".

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As the fires in Southern California continue to rage and be contained, many houses have been threatened and many have burned down.

"Things are not the way they were 10 years ago ... the rate of spread is exponentially more than it used to be", said Lorenzen, urging residents to not put their lives at risk by trying to defend their own homes instead of evacuating.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Los Angeles chapter said Saturday that they would deploy a disaster response team to the Woolsey Fire after answering the call for mutual aid from the Los Angeles County Department of Care and Control. "God Bless them all".

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., condemned President Trump on Sunday for remarks blaming the devastating wildfires burning at both ends of California on bad "forest management" and threatening to withhold federal payments to the state.

But authorities in California disputed Trump's assessment.

California Professional Firefighters president Briace Rice also labelled the tweet as "ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning". It is the federal government that has chosen to divert resources away from forest management, not California.

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.

He added, "Moreover, almost 60 percent of California forests are under federal management, and another two-thirds under private control".

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