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16 Nov 2018 | 01:34 PM UTC

US: Northern California wildfire continues to burn November 16 /update 9

United States of America News Alert

Northern California’s so-called Camp Fire continues to burn November 16; mandatory evacuation orders and road closures

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/30/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Butte County (California)

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Event

The so-called Camp Fire wildfire continues to burn in northern California's Butte county as of Friday, November 16. The fire, which initially broke out on November 8, had burned some 57,000 hectares (141,000 acres) and was only 40 percent contained as of Thursday evening (local time). Full containment is currently predicted for November 30.

At least 63 people have been killed and more than 600 others are unaccounted for. More than 12,000 structures have been damaged or destroyed and another 15,500 are threatened. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect in various areas, including Paradise, Magalia, Butte Creek Canyon, Pulga, and Butte Valley. A full map of evacuation zones can be found here. A number of roads in the vicinity of the fire have been closed.

Context

The Camp Fire is the most destructive and deadliest in the state’s history.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas 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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