By Carma Henry


Sacramento Observer Staff Report

SACRAMENTO — It is being called the worst disaster in California’s history. The Camp Fire, which has destroyed more than 150,000 acres of land in mostly Butte County, began Thursday, November 8 at 6:33 a.m. Since then, more than 80 people have been confirmed dead while rescue workers and volunteers feverishly search for hundreds of missing people. More than 15,000 structures have been burned — including about 12,000 homes. About 46,000 people have been under evacuation orders for the last three weeks.

The devastating Camp Fire in Butte County has destroyed more than 150,000 acres, more than 15,000 structures and countless automobiles. (OBSERVER photo by Robert Maryland)

The town of Paradise — about 120 miles north of Sacramento — has literally been burned to the ground, creating a landscape unique to many search-and-rescue personnel. Every structure, every home and every car need to be checked for remains.

“We’ve never seen anything like this in California; we’ve never seen anything like this yet. It’s like total devastation,” said President Donald Trump who toured the area Nov. 17, joined by California’s outgoing and incoming governors Jerry …read more

Source:: The Westside Gazette