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Entertainment Industry Foundation Calls for Donations to Fire Relief Fund As President Trump Points Blame

The Woolsey Fire has now been contained to about 10%.  23 have died. 177 homes have been destroyed.  Our President blames the state of California for being “grossly mismanaged”.

The Entertainment Industry Foundation is accepting donations for its fire relief fund, which will support firefighters, first responders, and those affected by the wildfires currently ravaging in three separate areas of California.

The fund was first set up in response to last year’s wildfires. Back then, three beneficiaries were selected: the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, which provided hydration packs to firefighters and night vision goggles to helicopter pilots; L.A. Kitchen, which fed first responders and victims in shelters; and the Humane Society of Ventura County, which helped more than 300 displaced animals. This year’s beneficiaries, which will receive 100 percent of donations, will be selected as needs are assessed.

Donations to EIF’s fire relief fund, part of the organization’s overall crisis response program Music for Relief, can be made at musicforrelief.org/fire.

RESIDENTS: A Red Flag warning is in effect through Tuesday night.

We pulled some of the most astonishing images as folks leaving the evacuated area shared photos on social media:

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Hope everyone is safe!

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To all the amazing firefighters, first responders and volunteers helping and battling these fires we thank you! ❤️ everyone please stay safe and evacuate if need to. Don’t stay behind and don’t leave your animals behind either. Lots of places can help with your animals for the meantime please help Each other out! & if you want to help but can’t physically help the @losangelesfiredepartment @lafdfoundation is in need of donations for hydration packs, any amount is greatly appreciated! Stay safe everyone. We are praying this ends soon. PC: @alamedacofire #campfire #fires #prayforcalifornia #paradise #malibu #calabasas #staysafe #volunteer #getinvolved #donate #keepyourpetssafe #evacuate #saveanimals #firefighters #thankyou #heroes #woolseyfire #lafd

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The Battle Begins: One of the first homes to be destroyed in the Woolsey fire burns in Oak Park off Lindero Canyon Rd Thursday night. The fire exploded as Santa Ana Winds picked up, came out of the mountains past Bell Canyon, and went straight into a subdivision. It burned that night through into Thousand Oaks, then jumped the 101 at dawn and by 10am was at the Pacific Ocean. ____ Here I assembled a sequence of images from LA County FD firefighters and Huntington Beach firefighters working to keep the burning home from catching the neighboring houses on fire. They succeeded despite the odds being stacked against them with thousands of embers flying. The Rolls Royce in the front driveway was there the next morning, appearing to be in good condition. After I photographed the home in the morning I turned around and saw the massive pyrocumulus from the fire, and made a beeline for Malibu. ___ Off to bed early to rest for whatever comes next. Be safe out there and thank a firefighter. ___ #woolseyfire @lacountyfd @huntington_beach_firefighters @huntington_beach_fire

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