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.
Alex Carter is a Senior Editor at Seed Of Truth, based in Austin. Previously he has worked for FOX Sports and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” he is a graduate of the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. You can reach Alex via email or by phone