Paradise lost to monster wildfires
paradise — Two monster wildfires burned out of control on Saturday in northern and southern California, having already killed at least nine people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.
The fires scorched a historic movie site recently used by the HBO series Westworld and forced numerous celebrities to join the thousands fleeing flames that have claimed homes and prompted the total evacuation of the celebrity enclave Malibu.
Kim Kardashian West, Scott Baio, Rainn Wilson and Guillermo del Toro are among numerous celebrities forced to evacuate their homes, in some cases hurriedly trying to arrange transport for their horses. Some, like Del Toro and Caitlyn Jenner, did not know the fate of their homes, but the wind-driven wildfire has destroyed the home of Dr Strange director Scott Derrickson and the historic Paramount Ranch where shows like HBO’s Westworld and Dr. Quinn,
Medicine Woman were filmed. Nine people were found dead in and around the northern California town of Paradise, where more than 6,700 homes and businesses were
burned down by the Camp Fire, making it the most destructive blaze in California history. The remains of five of the victims were discovered in or near burned out cars. —
Flames consume a food outlet as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise in California. Nine people died in the wildfires and hundreds of thousands were forced to flee. —