Death toll from California fire rises to 23

Medical personnel evacuate patients as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise Calif. on Thursday

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said Saturday 14 additional bodies were found, bringing the death toll to 23.

Maclean said no details were immediately available about the circumstances of the deaths and that the victims' badly burned condition would make identification hard.

He added that the fire took less than two hours to reach the small town of Paradise, which it proceeded to devour.

She said she has had a house in Malibu since 1972 and "can't bear the thought of there being no Malibu". "It's a very risky and very serious situation", Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!" Another individual was found outside a vehicle there. The blaze was only about 5 percent contained and was threatening another 15,000 structures. The fire has destroyed more than 6,700 buildings in the area of Paradise, CA, a lot of them homes.

Fourteen more bodies were found in and around Paradise where at least 6,700 homes and businesses have been destroyed.

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The flames have reportedly covered over 90,000 acres of land.

Meanwhile, in southern California, the Woolsey Fire has doubled in size and has now consumed 70,000 acres and continues to threaten the town of Malibu.

Trump, a Republican, has previously blamed California officials for fires and threatened to withhold funding, saying the state should do more to remove rotten trees and other debris that fuel blazes.

"It's my sad duty to confirm that we now have a total of nine fatalities", he said, four more fatalities beyond the five reported earlier.

Trump took a more empathetic tone later in the day, tweeting sympathies for firefighters, people who have fled their homes and the families of those killed by the flames. The Hill Fire was 25% contained. But according to CAL Fire, there have been many residents and firefighters injured.

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Dozens of other people were reported missing.

Three major fires are now raging in California, with the Camp Fire hitting its north, and the Woolsey Fire and the Hill Fire hitting its south.

School officials told the students that they have been assured by fire officials that the university's buildings were built to withstand fire.

Fire officials said the winds had temporarily died down Saturday, giving them a brief opportunity to make progress. It crossed U.S. Highway 101 just a few miles east of Thousand Oaks, where 12 people died in a bar shooting Wednesday night.

The leader of the union that represents a majority of California's firefighters said Saturday that President Donald Trump should apologize for blaming the state's deadly wildfires on "poor" forest management.

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Smoke from the fire hit the Sacramento region Friday, causing the The Air Quality Indexfor Sacramento to fall into the very unhealthy category at 3 p.m. on Saturday, which means there are significant pollutants in the air, according to the Spare The Air website. "It doesn't seems like it is getting worse right now, I just pray the winds are in our favor", Kardashian West said.

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