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Death toll continues to rise in California wildfires Saturday

Posted at 5:57 AM, Nov 10, 2018

CALIFORNIA – Numerous wildfires are burning in California this morning with tens of thousands of people evacuated in northern and southern California.

The number of dead has now climbed to nine as a result of the “camp” fire that started Thursday morning in northern California. Five of those victims were found in vehicles in the area of Edgewood Lane in Paradise, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

As of Friday afternoon, the fire was estimated at 70-thousand acres and is five percent contained. The blaze has destroyed 2-thousand structures and threatens 15-thousand others.

The Woolsey Canyon fire is burning out of control in southern California. This video was taken Friday night over the massive blaze in Ventura County.

The fire broke out Thursday afternoon and spread quickly through brush in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. So far, at least 77-thousand people have been evacuated and more than 56 miles have been burned.

Officials say the entire Malibu area is under evacuation and at least 27-thousand structures are in the fire’s path.