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Flint flames in southern California approached coastal houses along the well-known Pacific Coast Highway in the Malibu area. A fire-related fire-related record was taken by a crew on the Firehawk deck in a firefight in Los Angeles.
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MALIBU, California – Firefighters hoped that short-term interruptions in windy winds would provide a chance on Saturday to block, or at least a slowdown, one of two huge fires in California that left nine people dead and drove a quarter of a million people out of their homes.

Cal Fire officials said Woolsey's fire, which destroyed at least 150 homes and forced residents to evacuate the entire small town of Malibu, was still listed as "zero contained."

Firefighters who deleted The Paradise town of Butte County, 80 miles north of Sacramento, was only five percent.

A short break in the high winds on Saturday could enable firefighters to control the flames and replace the crew by replacing firefighters who worked for two days without rest, the head of the Danish county in Los Angeles, Daryl Osby, said.

But with the expectation that the wind will return to 35 miles on Sunday, it is likely that more homes will be lost, Osby warned. Mark Lorenzen, Venture's chief firefighter, said destroying the Santa Ana winds could last until Tuesday.

Two additional deaths reported in Malibu may have been related to the fire that went on Friday evening in the area, according to Los Angeles County Chief of Staff John Benedict.

In Paris, President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration providing federal funds for the provinces of Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles, but later they threatened on Twitter deny federal payments to California, arguing that forest management is "so poor".

"Billions of dollars are awarded each year, with so many lost lives, all because of the bad forest management," he wrote. "Dealing Now, Or No More Fed Payments!"

The fastest hit was Paradise, a town of 27,000 people at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, where nine people died and some were lazy in their cars as they tried to escape the sudden fire approach.

The city is a popular retirement community, raising concerns about the elderly and immobile residents who are reported missing.

On Friday, dozens of cars and SUVs lined up the main road from the Raja known simply as the Skyway, clinging to their flaming metal blaze, melting aluminum engine blocks, evaporating plastic door handles and exploding their windows.

In the afternoon, a small army of firefighters and emergency workers went through the ruins, small fires that burned on trees and on the ruins of houses. The forces burned the streets, and heavy smoke blocked the sun.

Cinda Larimer, was the fourth time in 20 years to evacuate her home in paradise. Three times he returned to the intact structure.

Not this time. All she left now is a minivan filled with four cats, turtles and her dog called Buddy.

"We've lost everything," Larimer said, 53 as the ashes from a burning town jumped on his shoulders around five miles outside the frontier. "My mother, she was evacuated and wore only two clothes, why?" "For the same reason, we all thought we were going home today."

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Camp Fire, which exploded on 140 square kilometers and destroyed more than 6,700 objects – mostly homes – California is the worst devastating fire since the beginning of the record.

In southern California, west of Los Angeles, the Woolsey fire flashed on nearly 55 acres after jumping off the highway 101, the main coastal artery, and ran to the sea.

In less than two days, Woolsey Fire and the smaller Hill Fire, also in Ventura, have destroyed more than 150 homes and incited evacuation orders for more than 250,000 people, firefighters said.

Officials have ordered the evacuation of the entire city, stretching 21 miles along the coast, and includes homes of celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Mel Gibson and Cher.

An attempt to escape from the flames was hindered by clogged roads. In addition, the power is cut off in many parts of Malibu, causing the gas pumps not to work.

About 20 miles north of Calabasas, in a smoke-stricken community, local residents and firefighters gathered in Starbucks at the Albertsons supermarket in what looked like the only open business in the evacuation area.

There was no external current, only power from the generator. Residents, many wore smoke protection masks, divided the videos they took on their flaming smart phones that had seized their yard.

Paul Bancroft said it was not about his home, which was going to be built for three years, in a nearby area known as Old Agoura.

The fire burned "all the way to the fence (i) began to burn in my bumper," he said. He managed to paste it with a garden hose.

"I built my home and did not want to leave," Bancroft said

Woodyard reported from Malibu, Hughes from Paradise, California.

Contribution: The Associated Press

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