Published: Thu, November 29, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

California's deadliest wildfire '100 percent' contained

California's deadliest wildfire '100 percent' contained

More than 153,000 acres have been torched, with almost 14,000 homes and hundreds of other structures destroyed by the powerful blaze, California's deadliest and most destructive fire ever.

Crews continued sifting through ash and debris for human remains.

The heavy rain and strong wind are also complicating the search process for the remains of people trapped by the fire.

Officials used drone footage to help residents see if their homes survived.

PG&E and other utilities have sought more far-reaching legislation that would eliminate a rule known as inverse condemnation, which holds utilities responsible for economic damages from wildfires started by their equipment, even if they followed safety rules.

Cal Fire, the state's forestry and fire protection agency, announced the blaze was completely contained early Sunday.

The historically devastating Camp Fire has displaced more than 100,000 people in California, and destroyed thousands of buildings.

Heavy downfalls that have soaked the fire zone in the past days helped douse the remaining flames, but also made it more hard for crews searching for bodies.

"Everyone here is super committed to helping the folks here", he 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.

A total of 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) of rain is forecast for areas burned by the Camp Fire from Wednesday through yesterday, said meteorologist David Roth of the federal Weather Prediction Center.

The fire was contained after 85 civilians died and almost 14,000 homes were destroyed.

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

"We're here because the president's priority is, 'Fix it, '" Zinke said during his visit, according to the Bee.

Hundreds of police officers and volunteers have searched in and around Paradise since the fire swept through the area.

Residents in Southern California received welcome news last week that the Woolsey Fire was contained.

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