[UPDATE] High Winds and Dangerous Conditions Continue at the Camp Fire as More Dead Are Located (Maps)
The fire continues to grow and is now 109,000 acres and only 25% contained. Around 6,453 residences are believed to have been destroyed and 260 commercial buildings are also believed to have been destroyed.
Another 17,500 structures are considered under threat as the dangerous fire conditions continue today.Huge swaths of the communities of Paradise, Concow, and Magalia have become smoking heaps of rubble strewn with wrecked and charred vehicles unable to escape the oncoming flames.
Today, more high winds and dry temperatures will continue to try to claw more land from the grasp of firefighters.
These images may be disturbing to many:click on the lower right photo to have the album enlarge. Then click on individual photos.
And, yet, among the horror and the devastation, people do small acts of kindness and great acts of courage. Here is Weaverville Fire Chief Todd Corbett feeding carrots to an evacuated homeowner’s animals.
A Red Flag Warning has been issued until tomorrow at 7 a.m. which means that again conditions for fire spread are at their most dangerous. The wind should be high until noon and then hopefully die down some overnight. Humidity could be as low as 5 percent today.
Wind from the northeast will push smoke and fire to the southwest.
The Plan:The southwestern tip of the fire is still holding strong along Hwy 99. Firefighters are protecting structures and putting in fire lines ahead of the fire to
“improve roads and provide barriers to the fire,” according to Cal Fire.
Cal Fire is now working under a unified command with the US Forest Service.
Humboldt County Strike Team:
Yesterday, the Humboldt County strike team had 24 hours off. Today, they are on a 24 hour shift, according to Strike Team Leader Kent Hulbert. Hulbert said the crews are assigned to south of Hwy 70 in steep, rugged terrain near Drop Point 40 which is near Brush Creek.
“Everyone is heartbroken about Paradise and Magalia,” he said. “We had a minute of silence at the briefing.”
HWY 191 full closure
EB HWY 32 at Yosemite Road
EB/WB HWY 32 from Butte Meadows to SR 36
HWY 70 closed from HWY 149 junction in Butte County to HWY 89 junction in Plumas County
EB HWY 162 at Forbestown Road
Numerous county roads are also closed.
- Camp Fire Public Information Map –to see details either zoom or click on the map and download a pdf.
- Camp Fire Operations Map –to see details either zoom or click on the map and download a pdf.
- Camp Fire KMZ Map–Zoom for detail or, for 3D imagery, click on the map and download a file that connects with your Google Earth program. Warning this imagery was captured around 9:10 p.m. last night and does not show the latest borders.
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UPDATE Monday: Camp Fire Now Deadliest in California (Maps, Photos)
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- Paradise Lost: Camp Fire in Butte County Destroys a Town and Threatens More (Maps, Photos, Video)
- Camp Fire Tops 100,000 Acres; Multiple Dead (Maps, Video, and Images From the Devastation East of Chico)