Camp Fire is the deadliest fire in California’s history, killing 76 people. Only 60% of the fire is under control, and the state’s forest protection society even predicts that it will not be completely controlled for at least ten days.
Authorities also indicate that more than 1,200 people are still missing. In 10 days, nearly 10,000 homes were destroyed by fire on an area equivalent to the city of Chicago.
Saturday, US President Donald Trump has seen the extent of damage alongside the mayor of Paradise, a city particularly affected by the flames.
Most of the search for missing persons takes place in Paradise, where many retirees lived and failed to flee in time. Rescuers go from house to house with sniffer dogs looking for missing people.
Emmy Moore is a general assignment reporter at Buffalo Morning Star. She has covered sports, entertainment and many other beats in his journalism career, and has lived in Buffalo for more than 8 years. Emmy has appeared periodically on national television shows and has been published in (among others) The National Post, Politico, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Wired.com, Vice and Buffalo News.