The wildfires burning at both the North and South ends of California have cause unprecedented levels of destruction and death. In fact, the Camp fire in the tow of Paradise is being called the deadliest and most destructive in the state's history. What exactly does this mean? Well, so far at least 42 people have died in the fire, with more deaths likely to come. It has also burned " 6,700 structures" to the ground. The Woolsey and Hill fires in the South of the state came just one day after the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, which had to be evacuated for the fire, along with the town of Malibu. Between the two fires 272,000 people have had to leave their homes and almost 200,000 acres have been torched. 

There have also been some more symbolic losses. Many famous Hollywood landmarks have been destroyed by the flames including the set of the TV show M*A*S*H and the Paramount Ranch where countless classic movies were shot. 

President Trump has now approved a "Major Disaster Declaration" for the fires, something that California's governor had apparently asked for days ago: "I just approved an expedited request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of California. Wanted to respond quickly in order to alleviate some of the incredible suffering going on. I am with you all the way. God Bless all of the victims and families affected."