The so-called Camp Fire wildfire continues to burn in northern California's Butte county as of Tuesday, November 13. The fire, which initially broke out on November 8, has so far burned some 47,300 hectares (117,000 acres) and, as of late Monday, was only 30 percent contained. Full containment is currently predicted for November 30.
At least 42 people have been killed and others are unaccounted for. More than 6770 structures have been damaged or destroyed and another 15,500 are threatened. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect in various areas, including Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon, Pulga, and Butte Valley. A number of roads in the vicinity of the fire have been closed.
The Camp Fire is the most destructive and deadliest in the state’s history.
Individuals in the affected area are advised to exercise caution when traveling near the wildfire, adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities, and closely monitor the situation via the Cal Fire website.
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