In United States, at least 11 people have died in the most destructive wildfires ripping through north and south California. More than 2.5 lakh people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state. Firefighters were powerless in stopping a wildfire destroying the northern town of Paradise, where nine people died and 35 are missing. Another fire swept into the affluent southern beach resort of Malibu on Friday and that has now doubled in size. Two more people were reported to have died in that fire, known as the Woolsey, which now covers an area of 70,000 acres. The US President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration providing federal funding to help firefighters battling the fires. He also blamed the mis-management of forest department for the two unchecked wildfires.