First today, an update on California's devastating wildfires. Fire officials say the "Camp Fire", the record setting blaze in northern California is at least 60 percent contained, meaning it's mostly surrounded and prevented from spreading. It killed at least 76 people and injured three firefighters. The "Woolsey Fire" in southern California is at least 88 percent contained. It killed at least three people and also injured three firefighters.
President Trump has repeatedly blamed the mismanagement of forests for the destruction caused by wildfires. He suggested that clearing out brush, bushes and weeds from the forest floor would help prevent wildfires from being so devastating. Critics have said that drought which has affected parts of California for years is a bigger factor. During the President's trip to fire stricken areas on Saturday where he was joined by California's current governor and its governor elect, the President's focus was more on working together to help those effected.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Nobody would have ever thought this could have happened. So, the Federal government is behind you. We're all behind each other. I think we can truly say Jerry for that. And Jerry and I have been speaking and Gavin and I have now gotten to know each other and we're all going to work together and we'll — we'll do a real job. But this is very sad to see.