The state of California has never seen wildfires like these. And this is a state that has been experiencing a lot of them lately.
News outlets are increasingly shifting resources towards covering the horrific California wildfires as they continue to wreck havoc on the Golden State, from the Bay to L.A., reportedly killing 31 Californians and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.
David Muir is anchoring ABC World News Tonight from southern California this evening, with meteorologist Rob Marciano and correspondents Gio Benitez, Clayton Sandell and Will Carr, Matt Gutman reporting across the state.
“I thought I was gonna die right there.”
A California nurse tells @WillCarr of her harrowing escape from the raging #CampFire, after she helped rush hospital patients to safety: https://t.co/OScw1EOPSL pic.twitter.com/7k5xSYqEgd
— ABC News (@ABC) November 12, 2018
Marciano was reported from Malibu over the weekend:
#Pepperdine #WoolseyFire #Malibu #CA pic.twitter.com/PuHVtxBMBc
— Rob Marciano (@RobMarciano) November 10, 2018
CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor is also in California, and reported from the ground this morning for CBS This Morning:
Strong winds are blowing again in California, very bad news for millions hoping to avoid some of the most destructive wildfires the state has ever seen. Two of those fires have burned nearly 200,000 acres–an area about the size of NYC.@JeffGlor leads our coverage: pic.twitter.com/TAqJLqojpV
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) November 12, 2018
CNN’s Nick Valencia – a native Angelino – is in Paradise, Calif. reporting on the devastation. The scene he documented on Friday looks like something out of Mad Max.
These abandoned and burned out cars shows you what a panic it must have been for residents trying to escape the Camp Fire. Unreal scenes in Paradise, CA, this morning. #CampFire pic.twitter.com/AhBuWzS0Tx
— Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) November 9, 2018
Can you imagine how fast this fire must have spread? This is 1 of 3 major evacaution routes out of Paradise, CA. The destruction here paints an awful picture of the chaos. #CampFire pic.twitter.com/e7xd3l6qll
— Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) November 11, 2018
Kaylee Hartung, Scott McLean, Dan Simon, Paul Vercammen are also on the ground reporting for CNN.
Over at NBC News, Lester Holt reported on the fires from L.A. on Friday, but is now back in New York.
Miguel Almaguer reported from the San Fernando Valley community of Westlake Village this morning for Today:
“The death toll climbing across California: Nearly three dozen killed, more than 200 people still unaccounted for.”- @Miguelnbc reports from Westlake Village, California, where a wildfire is still raging pic.twitter.com/2HIbPqgS8X
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 12, 2018
Other NBC Newsers reporting on the fires include Steve Patterson is in Paradise, Calif., where he has been since yesterday. He also reported from Southern California over the weekend. Kathy Park reported from Chico, on Thursday, from West Hills, over the weekend and is in Westlake Village, today. Gadi Schwartz reported from the ground in the LA area on Friday and reported on the fires on Thursday.
Fox News has also been providing extensive live coverage of the wildfires with correspondent Claudia Cowan reporting live from Paradise, Calif., and correspondent Jeff Paul from Malibu.
It’s incredible how fast the winds are carrying smoke from the #WoolseyFire. With only 10% containment, firefighters are worried this 83,000+ acre fire will only expand. @FoxNews #californiawildfire #wildfire #cafire pic.twitter.com/hlVGzZafe3
— Jeff Paul (@Jeff_Paul) November 11, 2018
More to come…