Camp Fire death toll rises to 48

13:15, Wednesday, 14 November, 2018
Camp Fire death toll rises to 48

The Camp Fire has claimed 48 lives and 8,800 structures in Northern California, officials said Tuesday.

The blaze, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history, kept growing Tuesday, though firefighters got some reprieve as winds died down.

Still, though swirling winds and limited visibility at times remained challenging, Cal Fire operations section chief Joshua Bischof said the day was a successful one.

“We don’t specifically have a time frame,” said Cal Fire incident commander Todd Durham. “I suspect in the next few days to come.”

He said teams are coming into the affected areas to help with repopulation.

In Southern California, the Woolsey Fire has claimed two lives and charred more than 150 square miles — an area larger than the size of Denver.

The fire has destroyed 435 structures, and crews are still battling flames amid red flag warnings.

Camp Fire death toll rises to 48
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