The Camp Fire: One Week In Is The Deadliest and Most Destructive in California History (140,000 Acres and 40% Contained)
56 people are dead and the number continues to be called out at ever increasing amounts each evening after searchers have located more remains during grim days of searching through ashes.
Only 47 of the human remains have yet been identified. 130 people are still missing.
Overnight mapping revealed the fire to has swallowed 140,000 acres (almost 220 square miles) and it is still only 40% contained.
As of this morning, Cal Fire reports that 8,650 homes have been turned to ash and 260 commercial buildings went up in smoke.
The numbers through the coming days will likely tell an increasing story of death and destruction.
According to Cal Fire, the fire continues to be active overnight. Crews are building dozer lines and using backfiring operations to build low fuel zones that discourage the fire from spreading.
Today, the smoke is expected to lift at higher elevations which will allow tankers and helicopters to work more easily. But a smoke inversion layer will hinder air operations at lower elevations.
The weather continues to be warm for this time of year, dry, and lightly breezy for the most part with no chance of rain for the next five days.
The humidity is up though. The minimum is 15%.
— Caltrans District 2 (@CaltransD2) November 14, 2018
- 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 9:39 p.m. last night and does not show the latest borders.
For the most up to date information, click here. Scroll down once there to find an excellent evacuation map.
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