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Camp Fire (2018)

2018 wildfire in Butte County, California

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The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date. It is also the deadliest wildfire in the United States since the Cloquet fire in 1918, and is high on the list of the world's deadliest wildfires; it is the sixth-deadliest U.S. wildfire overall. Named after Camp Creek Road, its place of origin, the fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County, in Northern California. After exhibiting extreme fire behavior through the community of Concow, an urban firestorm formed in the densely populated foothill town of Paradise. The fire caused at least 85 civilian fatalities, with 3 persons still missing, and injured 12 civilians, two prison inmate firefighters, and three other firefighters. It covered an area of 153,336 acres (62,053ย ha), and destroyed 18,804 structures, with most of the damage occurring within the first four hours. Total damage was $16.5 billion; one-quarter of the damage, $4 billion, was not insured. The fire reached 100 percent containment after seventeen days on November 25, 2018.

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While we now know power lines started the deadliest wildfire in California history, a different type of threat is affecting plans to rebuild: contaminated water..
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State officials concluded that Pacific Gas & Electric lines caused the Camp Fire, which destroyed the town of Paradise and is the deadliest in state history.
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The Camp Fire last November was the the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history.
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The fire was the the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history,ย  and killed 85 people.
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State officials concluded that Pacific Gas & Electric lines caused the Camp Fire, which destroyed the town of Paradise and is the deadliest in state history.
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Six months have passed since the "Camp Fire" gutted the town of Paradise, California. The fire killed 85 people, destroyed 19,000 buildings and caused more than..
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