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California Campfire Devastates Butte County

Jayarithanyaa,VR, Staff Writer

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On November 8, 2018, the Campfire struck California in Butte County. It was a great disaster which caused lots of losses in California. The SFGate says that the campfire started on November 8, and has burned over 138,000 acres in Butte County and destroyed more than 10,000 buildings. It is reported that around 200 people are still missing after the campfire started, which also killed 88 people. Still, the cause of the campfire is unknown. The firefighters think that they could put out the fire by November 30.

CBS news states that on November 17, the number of people missing increased to 1,276 and that the death toll also increased to 76. The firefighters contained 65 percent of fire at this point, which brings hopes to many that they would contain it as soon as possible.

President Trump visited the devastation in Paradise, California, after the deadly wildfire leveled the entire community. It also said that California governor Jerry Brown said that President Trump assured him that he will not cut the federal funding for California to deal with the deadly wildfires which brought the government relief. Brown also stated that apart from funding the president also assured to help California and stand with them through the wildfires. On Saturday, Brown toured the damages caused by the wildfire with the president and said that the economic impact on the wildfires would be around tens of billions of dollars.

12,794 structures were destroyed by the campfire. Everyone is filled with hopes for the fire to be put out.

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