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by Phil Helsel
LOS ANGELES – The remains of the victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire, officials said Saturday.
Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea said the 14 bodies were recovered in the Camp Fire, thought to be the most destructive wildfire in the history of the people.
Two bodies were also found in the burn zone of the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.
"I know that the members of our community who are missing loved ones are anxious," and Honea said. "We are doing everything that we can to identify those remains and make contact with the next of kin."
"My heart goes out to people," he said.
The two people found to be in the Woolsey Fire zone in Malibu are said to be related to the deaths, but an investigation is ongoing, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Chief John Benedict. The burned bodies were discovered about 4:43 p.m. The sheriff's office said.
That 105,000 acre fire has forced the evacuation of 200,000 residents and destroyed an untold number of homes.
As fire crews took advantage Saturday's high winds with the blazes – with resources from the United States sent to the United States. The National Weather Service warned of "extremely critical fire weather conditions" Sunday through Tuesday.
"The winds are not blowing," "Ventura County Fire" Chief Mark Lorenzen said Saturday afternoon.
"But we know tomorrow," he said, "he said," he said, urging the public to stay.
More than 250,000 people in California were under evacuation orders from three blazes – the Woolsey Fire burning northwest of Los Angeles, the so-called Camp Fire in Butte County, and the Hill Fire, also in Ventura County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
The town of Paradise, population 26,000, north of Sacramento was devastated by the Camp Fire, with the town's mayor estimating that 80 to 90 percent of homes have been destroyed. Thursday, has burned around 105,000 acres, was 20 percent contained Saturday.
Marilyn Pelletier got a knock on her door in Paradise. Her body bag and her small dog, and when she left "the whole sky was pink."
"You could see the fire coming," she said. It was horrible The worst thing I've ever experienced in my life I was just
Pelletier moved to Paradise two years ago after her husband passed away, and bought a house in the town.
It was real pretty, "Pelletier said." I'm devastated. I'm heartbroken, I'm alone, I'm scared. "
At least 50 homes in Ventura County have been destroyed or damaged in the Woolsey Fire, said Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Eric Buschow.
Michelle Mussetter, who evacuated Friday night from her home in Thousand Oaks
"I just came around the corner and I'm like 'Is that house burned?' You could see through it, "she said. "I do not know what to say."
President Donald Trump, on a trip to France, tweeted Saturday morning about what he called "forest management" and suggested that he was to blame for the deadly and destructive wildfires in California. Fire officials have said that the fuel has been fueled by high winds.
The Pasadena Firefighters Association strongly objected to the president's remarks, tweeting: "Mr. President, with all due respect, you are wrong. The fires in So.
"Come to SoCal and learn the facts," the tweet, attributed to Scott Austin, the president of the International Association of Fire Fighters 809, read.
Trump in August made similar claims about California's water and environmental management in relation to fires, claims that were rejected by experts.
California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, also tweeted that it was not the only time for the president to be engaged in partisanship. Later Saturday, Trump did tweet condolences to the families of the 11 people who died.
The Hill Fire, in Ventura County, was based on the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire. Some 400 structures were threatened, and the fire was 25 percent contained.
Fire officials and climate scientists have said that climate change is contributing to worsening wildfire conditions in California, raising fears that the state's fire season may now be year-round.
"We're getting more periods of the year when you get these fires." We're literally burning the candle at both ends, "Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, told NBC News on Friday.
September, early October, which follows the dry season and as before the rainier one – a product of the area's Mediterranean climate.
"In the state has been left" "tinder, tinder dry."
Cal Fire said that a trial estimate is that the Fire destroyed the town of Paradise more than 6,400 single-family homes and 260 commercial buildings, which would make it the most destructive wildfire in state history.