Camp Fire Contained: 88 Dead, 203 Still Missing

Rain helps mostly douse California fire but slows searchers

Rain helps douse California fire but slows search crews

The Camp Fire has killed at least 85 people since it started on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Covey is part of the effort to recover remains. An electric heater provided warmth. "Collaboration btwn federal, state & local partners is a priority when it comes to helping folks get back on their feet".

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this devastating fire", said Greg Kiraly, Hydro One's chief operating officer, in a statement.

Once the rain clears, state officials will be able to determine if the blaze is fully out, he said.

USA authorities say the Camp fire was fully contained on Sunday after burning for more than two weeks, killing at least 85 people, flattening almost 19,000 buildings and leaving 249 people unaccounted for.

The volunteers interrupted by rain on Friday found other ways to help. He has been there for two weeks with his cat, Larry.

A California assemblyman has announced plans to introduce a bill that would help PG&E absorb liabilities from the deadly Northern California Camp Fire, but would stop short of doing away with a legislative doctrine that holds utilities responsible for wildfire costs. "Any heavy rain event really for the next few to several years would be a problem there", he said.

"All the vegetation has burned away, and that's a unsafe recipe for mudslides", Hurley said.

The sheriff's office is maintaining a public list of missing people and offering to swab the cheeks of immediate relatives in hopes of identifying those lost in the fire.

US President Donald Trump has visited California to see the devastation caused by the wildfires.

Now that the rains have subsided, crews will assess the areas where the fire is still burning.

The fire erupted just west of Los Angeles amid strong winds on November 8 and burned through suburban communities and wilderness parklands to the sea, leaving vast areas of blackened earth and many homes in ashes.

The so-called Camp Fire all but obliterated the mountain community of Paradise, 175 miles (280 km) northeast of San Francisco, on November 8, killing at least 84 people and destroying almost 14,000 homes.

On Wednesday, the same system is expected to deliver a half inch to 2 inches to the Woolsey fire area in Southern California.

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