The Camp Fire in Northern California, is now the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire has claimed 48 lives with more than 200 people still missing.
The fire has also become the most destructive fire in the state’s history, consuming 8,860 structures. In total, the Camp Fire has displaced more than 50,000 residents.
The Camp Fire is one of several large fires that we are currently following at WeatherNation.
The Camp Fire ignited on Thursday, November 8 in Butte county, CA, north of the state’s capital, Sacramento. The fire has caused devastating damage around Paradise, CA. Cal Fire captain Scott McLean told reporters and the Associated Press, “Pretty much the community of Paradise is destroyed, it’s that kind of devastation,” said McLean late Thursday. See the incident report here.
Location: Butte County
Acreage: 130,000 acres
Fatalities: 48 (#1 deadliest in CA history)
Structures Destroyed: 8,860 (#1 most destructive in CA history)
Communities threatened or evacuated: Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Valley, Chico, Stirling City, Yankee Hill, Butte Creek Canyon, Butte Valley, Honey Run, Helltown, Forest Ranch, and Oroville.
Started: Thursday, November 8
The Woolsey Fire continues to burn across southern California, not far from the Hill Fire. The fire ignited Thursday, November 8 near Hill Canyon Road in the Santa Rosa Valley. The fire jumped Freeway 101 early Friday, November 9, prompting evacuations closer to the ocean, including portions of Malibu.
Location: Ventura County
Acreage: 97,620 acres
Structures Destroyed: 483
Communities threatened or evacuated: Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Hidden Hills, Oak Park, Liberty Canyon, Calabasas
Started: Thursday, November 8 near Hill Canyon Road in the Santa Rosa Valley
On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm a brush fire ignited in the area of Hill Canyon in Santa Rosa Valley. The Hill Fire continues to threaten thousands of homes across southern California, between Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks. Read the latest incident report here.
Location: Ventura County
Communities threatened or evacuated: Dos Vientos, Camarillo Springs, South Coast, Point Mugu Naval Base
Acreage: 4,531 acres
Structures Destroyed: 2
Started: Thursday, November 8 at 2:04 pm a brush fire ignited in the area of Hill Canyon in Santa Rosa Valley
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