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Repopulation underway for Malibu residents, and an update from the Camp Fire




Blackened and charred hills from the Woolsey Fire which made it all the way to the Pacific Ocean, destroying houses along its way through canyons to coastal Malibu, California on November 15, 2018, one week after the fire began, as seen from Encinal Canyon Road.
Blackened and charred hills from the Woolsey Fire which made it all the way to the Pacific Ocean, destroying houses along its way through canyons to coastal Malibu, California on November 15, 2018, one week after the fire began, as seen from Encinal Canyon Road.
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Southern California’s Woolsey Fire is now 94 percent contained.

It’s officially more destructive than last year’s Thomas Fire, with 1,500 structures destroyed and counting.

The last evacuation orders in Malibu were lifted this morning, but now the city is preparing for flooding and mudslides ahead of expected rain Wednesday. This could cause new evacuations – Malibu residents can sign up for alerts from the city here to stay informed – but officials are warning residents should get ready to leave at first rainfall, regardless of whether there’s a mandatory order.

Meanwhile, the Camp Fire in Northern California is 66 percent contained, up 1 percent from last night. The fire has become the deadliest and most destructure in California’s history. It has destroyed more than 15,000 structures, including over 11,000 homes. 151,000 acres of land have been scorched.

It also devastated the town of Paradise in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The town’s mayor said an estimated 90 percent of homes there are gone.

Joining guest host John Rabe are Lou La Monte, Malibu city council member, and Capital Public Radio reporter Bob Moffitt.

Guests:

Lou La Monte, Malibu City Council Member

Bob Moffitt, reporter at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento