California’s Camp Fire Now 100% Contained

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After days of heavy rain, a brightening forecast is allowing search and recovery crews to move faster in Paradise, California; Jeff Paul reports.

The Camp Fire that has burned across more than 150,000 acres in California and become the deadliest blaze in state history has finally been contained, officials said Sunday.

California Fire officials said the blaze at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap in Butte County, which had been burning since November 8, is “now 100 percent contained.”

It has burned across a total of 153,336 acres, destroying 13,972 residences, 528 commercial and 4,293 other buildings. The nation’s deadliest wildfire in the past century has killed at least 84 people, and more than 560 are still unaccounted for.

It comes after reports earlier Sunday that rescue workers are still combing through muddy ash and debris left behind by the catastrophic blaze for signs of human remains.

 

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