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20 Nov 2018 | 01:34 PM UTC

US: Northern California wildfire 70 percent contained Nov. 19 /update 11

United States of America News Alert

Northern California’s so-called Camp Fire 70 percent contained as of November 19; some mandatory evacuation orders and road closures remain

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/20/2018, 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 Tuesday, November 20. The fire, which initially broke out on November 8, had burned some 61,100 hectares (151,000 acres) and was 70 percent contained as of Monday evening (local time). Full containment is currently predicted for November 30.

At least 79 people have been killed and more than 1000 others are unaccounted for. More than 16,000 structures have been damaged or destroyed and another 14,500 are threatened. Mandatory evacuation orders and road closures remain in effect in certain areas.

Context

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

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to exercise caution in areas 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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