Camp Fire: 77 Dead 14,033 Structures Destroyed

 

It's the deadliest wildfire in over a century. The Camp Fire in Butte County has killed 77, with around 1,000 missing. 

There were concerns over windy conditions that could top 50 mph this weekend. 

Officials say the Camp Fire has burned 150,000 acres and is 65% contained. 

14,033 structures (homes, commercial buildings, minor structures) destroyed . 

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea urged fire evacuees Saturday night to review the missing persons list and let family and friends know that they are safe. 

President Donald Trump was given a tour of the area Saturday. 

The president pledged the federal governments full support. Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom were also in attendance. 

Rain is in the forecast for a few days next week, helping contain the fire, but also complicating matters in the search for remains.

Butte County Sheriff/Coroner Kory Honea said anyone who reports a missing person will be interviewed by a detective and possibly be asked to provide a DNA sample to help identify family members who may be among those who have died in the fire.

There is a large number of people still missing due to the fire.  The Butte County Sheriff's Department has established new telephone numbers to take reports of people missing due to the Camp Fire.  To report someone missing in the fire or someone who was listed as missing but since has been found, please call 530-538-6570,  530-538-7544, or 530-538-7671.

Search and recovery team moves through scorched debris left by the Camp Fire. Photo courtesy Robert Petersen.

Additional Camp Fire Details:

Interactive Evacuation Map: For an overview of evacuated areas, evacuation warnings, and repopulated areas click here.

Evacuations: View the latest Incident Update for current information on evacuations and road closures.

Evacuation Centers -- Yuba-Sutter Fairground, 442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991 (THIS SHELTER IS FULL); Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948 THIS SHELTER IS FULL); Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 E Yolo St, Orland, CA 95963 THIS SHELTER IS FULL); Chico Elks Club, 1705 Manzanita, Chico (THIS SHELTER IS FULL); Oroville Nazarene Church, 2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville, CA 95966 (THIS SHELTER IS FULL) FULL; Neighborhood Church, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico, CA 95928.

Animal Evacuation Centers -- Small animals are being sheltered at Del Oro Old County Hospital, 2279 Del Ord Drive, Orville.  There is also a small animal shelter at the Chico Municipal Airport, 150 Airpark Blvd, Chico, CA 95973 (THIS SHELTER IS FULL). 

Large animal are being sheltered at the Butte County Fair Grounds, 199 E Hazel Street, Gridley.

Road Closures -- SR-70 W/B at SR-89 closed; SR-149 N/B at SR-70 is closed; Pentz Rd W/B at SR-70 is closed; Wheelock Rd W/B at SR-70 is closed; SR-191 W/B at SR-70 is closed; SR-70 N/B at Garden Rd. is closed; SR-99 N/B at Shippee Rd. is closed; Durham Pentz Rd. E/B at SR-99 is closed; Neal Rd. at SR-99 is closed; Skyway is impassable at Lake Ridge; SR-99 S/B at Estates Dr. is closed; SR-99 S/B at Southgate Ln. is closed; SR-149 S/B at SR-99 is closed; E/B Skyway at Honey Run is closed; E/B Skyway at Bruce is closed; Humboldt Rd. at Stilson Canyon is closed; SR-32 E/B at Yosemite is closed; SR-32 W/B at SR-36 In Tehema County is closed; Cherokee Rd N/B at La Colina Dr. is closed. Direction of travel impacted by road closures will be updated as the information is obtained.

Cause of the Fire --  Under investigation.

 

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