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What's the sitch on the California Wildfires?

What's the sitch on the California Wildfires?

Wildfires are slashing their way through California, the death toll is rising, and celebrities mansions have been turned to dust

California is prone to experiencing wildfires and has been through rampant fires in the past, but the wildfires that are currently blazing across California are like nothing the state has experienced before. The fires have burned through over 6,700 homes and businesses over 85,500 acres and the death toll is up to 31 with at least 230 people still missing. California residents are flocking to seek safety and shelter while their lives go up in flame.

Photo courtesy of SF Gate

Photo courtesy of SF Gate

Many houses have burned down due to these horrific fires, and celebrities couldn't even escape the flames - Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Robin Thicke, and Neil Young have all lost their mansions while other stars like Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, and Orlando Bloom are evacuating and waiting to find out if their homes survive the flames. Aside from the actors and musicians, the set where HBO's Westworld is filmed has burnt to the ground.

These fires have been some of the worst fires in history and they're still not fully contained. If you'd like to help out in any way, you can donate time, supplies, and/or money to one of the following organizations:

The American Red Cross is taking donations online or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Just be sure to specify that you'd like for your donation to go towards the California Wildfires. The Firefighters Charitable Foundation, The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, The CCF Wildfire Relief Fund, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, and The Entertainment Industry Foundation are accepting donations online.

The Humane Society of Ventura County is accepting animal refugees and is accepting financial donations as well as pet supplies through its Amazon wish list.

Baby2Baby is working on helping get baby supplies to children affected by the fires, you can purchase supplies directly through their registry. Direct Relief is accepting donations and Tito's Vodka has pledged to match all donations, up to $15,000.

If you’re in an area that is near the fires, please be sure to evacuate immediately. Let us know how you helped victims of the California Wildfires in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more natural disaster news and other entertaining reads.

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