Camp Fire: Catastrophic Northern California fire is finally contained

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Sunday, November 25, 2018
Camp Fire: 100 percent containment reached in Butte County
Cal Fire says the Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained as of Sunday morning.

PARADISE, Calif. -- A massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said Sunday.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the Camp fire had been surrounded by firefighters after several days of rain in the Paradise area.

The nation's deadliest wildfire in a century killed at least 85 people, and 249 are on a list of those unaccounted for. The number of missing dropped in recent days as officials confirmed that more people were alive.

Crews continued sifting through ash and debris for human remains.

RELATED: Officials describe grueling process of finding, identifying those missing in Camp Fire aftermath

At 153,336 acres, the Camp Fire is the most destructive in California history.

It has burned down 13,954 residences, 514 commercial buildings, and 4,265 other buildings.

The fire is also the deadliest in state history.

See more stories, photos and videos on the Camp Fire in Butte County.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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