SPECIAL REPORT: California Wildfire’s death toll has risen to 42 and predicted to increase.

This is a special report on the California wildfires.

This is not what I usually talk about here on my blog but I felt it was necessary.

This past week, wildfires have spread in California at rates that gave people just hours to evacuate their homes and run to safer ground. The fires ripped through Malibu.

 

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And also in the town of  Calabasas earlier in the week as well.

 

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Now, the fires have reached Paradise, California and, unfortunately, have not let up. While 42 have been confirmed dead, at the moment, that number is expected to rise by the end of the week. Over 200 people have still been reported missing; cadaver dogs are sniffing through the rubble in order to find any life or those have lost theirs.

 

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As the fires continue to roar out in California, if you would like to donate to the victims and recovery efforts you can do so. For 15 years, the The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund has offered aid to those affected by wildfires. Grants have gone to rebuilding homes, providing financial and mental health assistance and helping those affected to get medical treatment.

I may be based all the way out on the East Coast but, trust me, everyone is feeling for those affected by these fires. My prayers of safety go out to those who need it most. Especially those who might not be as fortunate as the celebrities who fled their homes.


References:

Fuller, T. (2018, November 13). California wildfires updates: 42 dead in camp fire and toll expected to rise. Retrieved November 13, 2018, from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/13/us/california-fires-updates.html

Read, B., & McElroy, N. H. (2018, November 13). California burning: Scenes of devastation from the southern California wildfires. Retrieved November 13, 2018, from https://www.vogue.com/projects/13547010/woolsey-fire-california-photos/

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