3 more bodies found as Camp Fire declared 100% contained

3 more bodies found as Camp Fire declared 100% contained

3 more bodies found as Camp Fire declared 100% contained

The fire, which ignited on November 8, has destroyed around 14,000 homes and resulted in at least 85 deaths.

Searchers wore yellow rain slickers and hard hats to protect against falling branches Friday as they looked for clues that may indicate someone couldn't get out of their home, such as a vehicle in the driveway or a wheelchair ramp.

Search crews have pressed on despite the grim task.

The wildfire, which started November 8, burned more than 153,000 acres, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials. "It more compacts it, centralizes it and the dogs (looking for remains) can be very successful in that".

The donations from the Chinese community in the San Francisco Bay Area will soon reach victims of the deadliest wildfire in California, so that they would not feel "too cold" in this coming winter, an organizer of a fundraising event said Sunday.

The Camp Fire burned over 150,000 acres - the equivalent of 10 Manhattan islands - and destroyed more than 18,000 structures, according to authorities.

Last week 50-80mm of rain dropped on the area and turned ash from the thousands of destroyed homes into slurry, complicating the work of finding bodies reduced to bone fragments.

And thousands of displaced people - crammed into emergency shelters and hotels or camping outdoors in below-freezing temperatures - face an uncertain future.

Lawmakers interviewed by Bloomberg said they sense little interest among their colleagues in changing inverse condemnation.

The weather service issued a warning for possible flash flooding and debris flows from areas scarred by major fires in Northern California, including the areas burned in Paradise.

A separate fire in Southern California that struck Malibu killed another three people.

Ahead of the announcement that the fire has been totally tamed, authorities had already begun letting residents return to some of the worst hit areas to inspect the damage to their homes.

"The guys will never say it's hard", crew member David Kang said.

More than 5,000 firefighters from all western states as far as South Dakota and Texas had been struggling with the fire on the scene for about two weeks before rains that moved into Northern California last Wednesday doused the flames and helped them gain more control of the blaze.

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