Two men arrested for looting California fire station during wildfires

  • Two men arrested for looting California fire station during wildfires

Two men arrested for looting California fire station during wildfires

He said his approach was to try to picture the house before it burned and think where people might have hidden.

The president said they engage in "raking and cleaning things and they don't have any problem".

Almost 400 people searched for victims amid the scorched debris in Paradise on Sunday, wading through ash that officials say could turn into a thick paste, the Associated Press reported.

The figure rose Sunday to 1,130 buildings destroyed - many of them homes - and 300 damaged.

People hugged and shed tears as Pastor Jesse Kearns recited a prayer for first responders: "We ask for continued strength as they are growing tired right now".

Hundreds of search-and-recovery personnel are involved in the effort, going to homes when they receive tips that someone might have died there.

Officials say drivers should be cautious in the rain, which is already expected to cause traffic delays going into the Thanksgiving holiday.

"Finland is a country covered by forests but we also have a good surveillance system and network" in case of wildfires, he said.

As hundreds of searchers continued to sift through rubble in the town of Paradise looking for the dead yesterday, almost 1,300 people remain unaccounted for more than a week after the fire sparked in Butte County.

The US President has been critical of prevention measures in California in the wake of devastating wildfires there.

Mr Trump expressed sadness during his visit on Saturday at the devastation in a California town, as more than 1,200 people listed as missing in the worst-ever wildfire to hit the USA state.

"We have been told we're to look as hard as we can, but it's still possible we may not be able to find something left of someone", Trish Moutard, a volunteer with the California Rescue Dog Association, told Reuters. "It's like total devastation", Mr Trump said as he stood amid the ruins of Paradise and pledged the full support of the federal government.

The president landed at the Beale Air Force base in Northern California Saturday hours after he blamed the deadly wildfires on poor forest management yet again, re-igniting fury among West Coast residents and firefighters.

Jerry Brown, the outgoing governor, told CBS's Face the Nation they had set their differences aside.

"There have been some back and forth between California leaders and the president", Brown said.

Finns were certainly amused by the idea that their country, which is larger than New Mexico and is also three-quarters forest, avoids wildfires through widespread raking.

Rain was forecast for midweek in the Paradise area. He then said, "You've got..."