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Close to 1000 still missing after deadliest California wildfire

Close to 1000 still missing after deadliest California wildfire

He recalled telling Trump that Finland takes care of its forests, but added that raking didn't come up.

After large-scale forest fires in Northern California the air quality in the state is becoming worst in the world.

Two electric utilities companies said they had problems with equipment close to where the current blazes broke out around the time they were reported.

"While Niinistö might have had a diplomatic response to Trump's comments, residents of Finland have not held back, taking to social media to mock Trump over his "raking" comments with a new "#RakeAmericaGreatAgain" hashtag.

"The devastation at the human level is horrific and hard to find words to describe", Brown said, warning that those who live near forested areas should consider building underground shelters for future fires.

That, and Finns don't rake forests, only their parks and yards.

Trump went on to argue that firemen were doing double duty while battling the fire because the whole state forgot it was raking season.

Finnish people have ridiculed Mr Trump's remarks, taking to Twitter to express their bafflement and amusement at the suggestion.

During his visit, Trump also drew criticism for not knowing the name of the town which has become the focal point of the California fires, and the most potent demonstration of their destructive force.

So what is causing the California forest fires then?

Firefighters move debris while recovering human remains from a trailer home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise California US Nov 17 2018. REUTERS  Terray Sylvester
After a forest fire in California, the air was “the worst in the world”

Scientists have said the growing frequency and intensity of wildfires in California and elsewhere across the West are largely attributable to prolonged drought that is symptomatic of climate change.

"And besides, 80 per cent of the country is classified as forest land. We're going to have that".

US President Donald Trump and Paradise mayor Jody Jones view the damage from the Camp fire in Paradise.

'I just think about the positives, bringing relief to the families, closure, ' Panak said.

He said: "We have to do management, maintenance and we'll be working also with environmental groups".

As of Friday, the only missing mountain lion was one dubbed P-74, a young male born a year ago.

Trump, who initially threatened to cut funding to California, reiterated his attack on forest management after his visit to Paradise, though he did grant California's requests for federal funds.

As the latest string of California wildfires continue to burn and devastate the state, Queen Elizabeth has issued an official response to the tragedy.

Trump has already drawn criticism for blaming the fires on mismanagement - his first tweet on the wildfires was an attempt to politicise the disaster with no mention of the victims.




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