California’s wildfires have taken a turn for the worse and it is now being reported as the deadliest record since the 1933 Griffith Park disaster in Los Angeles. There are currently 31 (and counting) fatalities in the Golden State and unfortunately, the conflagration continues. Wildfires have erupted throughout Northern and Southern parts of the state as roughly 250,000 people have been forced to evacuate from their homes. Emergency teams have been sorting through the inferno’s destruction which equates to over 6,700 homes and business that have burned down with more than 200 people still missing. While the disaster continues, Tool guitarist Adam Jones has announced he was evacuated from his home, as well as Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea. However, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst’s home has been destroyed from the blaze.
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Jimi Hendrix saw these Southern California daze when he sang look at the sky turn hellfire red someone’s house is burning down down down down. The Los Angeles air is thick with smoke, ash, and ember and the danger has not passed. My house might have burned down down last night were it not for my friend Eric (in the second pic) who defied the evacuation orders and stayed up all through the night armed with his wits and a garden hose, and put out all the little fires at my house and my neighbors, saving our asses. He is a brave and beautiful, a selfless and kind man. So I was able to go be silly with my kids today and go get our nails painted funny colors, without bearing the heavy weariness of having lost all my stuff. We are not out of the woods yet, but with people like eric around we are gonna be ok. Times like these we have to do everything we can to help each other, listen to each other, step up for our neighbors. Empathy is everything, our greatest trait.
UPDATE: The #CampFire in Northern California is now the deadliest wildfire in state history.
– 29 dead
– 228 still missing
– 6,713 buildings destroyedhttps://t.co/5AtYvbqYEW
— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) November 12, 2018
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 12, 2018
You can help the thousands of people and animals impacted by the wildfires. Here’s how: https://t.co/W24GVljenN
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 12, 2018
As the destruction continues, the best we can do is to donate to Southern California Wildfire Relief fund. There’s also an extensive list on ways you can help those affected by the disaster that includes the Los Angeles county Animal Care Foundation.
[via Metal Injection]