Published: Wed, November 14, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Miley Cyrus ‘devastated’ after losing Malibu home to Woolsey Fire

Miley Cyrus ‘devastated’ after losing Malibu home to Woolsey Fire

The damage and human impact has been staggering, especially due to the the Camp Fire, which has charred almost 7,000 structures and making it one of the most damaging fires in California history. Miley Cyrus is one of the many celebrities affected by the Woolsey fire, which has forced a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes. "If you've been up there, you also know the magnitude of the scene we're dealing with".

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"Again, I have the very, very unfortunate and sad duty of reporting to you the number of fatalities that we now have confirmed", Honea said.

Malibu resident Tony Haynes described how strong winds brought the fire through his neighbourhood during the weekend, with the sky growing dark, saying there was so much smoke he put on his scuba-diving tank to breathe.

As the search for victims dragged on, friends and relatives of the missing called hospitals, police, shelters and the coroner's office in hopes of learning what became of their loved ones.

Robertson's firm, Robertson & Associates LLP, is located in the Woolsey Fire mandatory evacuation zone in Westlake Village and his home in Simi Valley was threatened as well by flames, Robertson said.

The singer revealed that the house she shares with her fiance and Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, and her pets "no longer stands", but that everyone including the animals were evacuated safely.

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In its Friday filing to the state Public Utilities Commission, it said it had detected an outage on an electrical transmission line near the site of the blaze.

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The fire grew to more than 370 square kilometers and was only 20 per cent contained. Winds were expected to weaken on Monday night. As well as the historic loss of life, the blaze is also more destructive than any other on record, having razed 6,500 homes in the town of Paradise, effectively wiping it off the map. Some of them are doing so even as their own homes lay in ruins. He followed a fox down a steep embankment and survived by submerging himself in a stream for almost an hour. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters.

Local crews reported on social media they arrived Sunday in Southern California to help fight the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles.

While the majority of the wildfires have been contained by authorities, a large portion of the region is still under red flag warning. Downed PG&E power lines, combined with high winds, are believed to have sparked the fire.

Downed powerlines and blown transformers have been blamed for several of the deadly fires that have burned in recent years, including some of the Wine Country blazes in Northern California last fall that killed 44 people and destroyed more than 5,000 homes.

Achenbach reported from Thousand Oaks, California.

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