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Llamas tied to a lifeguard stand at the beach as the Woolsey fire burns on. Photo: Wally Skalij/The Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Nearly 250,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes in Southern California as the Woolsey and Hill fires continue to wreak havoc the region.

The damage: The Woolsey fire, in particular, has covered 35,000 acres, the L.A. Times reports, and is still on the move as it creeps towards the coast through Oak Park and Thousand Oaks sustaining wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. The fire has taken at least 100 structures, according to the Los Angeles fire chief. Among the damaged structures is Paramount Ranch in Agoura where HBO's "Westworld" has been filmed.

President Trump tweeted his dissatisfaction with the management of California’s forests, Saturday morning, threatening to pull federal funding for the state. He later tweeted a warning to residents of the affected areas, calling on people to “listen to evacuation orders.”

Wind driven flames of the Woolsey Fire moving through Malibu Creek State Park. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images
A deputy retreating from the flames of the Woolsey fire. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images
Flames blowing from homes burned down in the Woolsey fire. Photo: David McNew
Smoke from the Woolsey fire. Photo: September Dawn Bottoms/ SOPA via Getty Images
A traffic jam from citizens evacuating Malibu. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images
Clouds of smoke hovering over the beach in Malibu. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images
An owl on the beach as the Woolsey fire burns. Photo: Wally Skalij/The Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

In Northern California, the Camp Fire has destroyed 90% of the homes in the town of Paradise, and at least nine people have been killed.

Go deeper: Historic California wildfires destroy towns, turn deadly

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Trump to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations before leaving office

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President Trump plans to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told Axios.

Why it matters: This is a continuation of the president's controversial December spree that saw full pardons granted to more than two dozen people — including former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, longtime associate Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, the father of Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

  • The pardons set to be issued before Trump exits the White House will be a mix of criminal justice ones and pardons for people connected to the president, the sources said.
  • CNN first reported this news.

Go deeper: Convicts turn to D.C. fixers for Trump pardons

Schumer's m(aj)ority checklist

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Capitalizing on the Georgia runoffs, achieving a 50-50 Senate and launching an impeachment trial are weighty to-dos for getting Joe Biden's administration up and running on Day One.

What to watch: A blend of ceremonies, hearings and legal timelines will come into play on Tuesday and Wednesday so Chuck Schumer can actually claim the Senate majority and propel the new president's agenda.

The dark new reality in Congress

National Guard troops keep watch at security fencing. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

This is how bad things are for elected officials and others working in a post-insurrection Congress:

  • Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) said she had a panic attack while grocery shopping back home.
  • Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said police may also have to be at his constituent meetings.
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) told a podcaster he brought a gun to his office on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 because he anticipated trouble with the proceedings that day.