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Camp Fire, 2018


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Named after Camp Creek Road, its place of origin, the fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County, in Northern California. The fire caused at least eighty-five civilian fatalities, with two people still missing, and injured twelve civilians, two prison inmate firefighters, and three other firefighters. It covered an area of 153,336 acres (62,053 hectares) (almost 240 square miles), and destroyed 18,804 structures, with most of the damage occurring within the first four hours. With the arrival of the first winter rainstorm of the season, the fire reached 100% containment after seventeen days on November 25, 2018. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

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