California: 'Camp fire' 95% contained, death toll rises to 84Last updated on Nov 23, 2018, 05:21 pm
The fire that has ravaged northern California is now almost completely contained, authorities said yesterday as the death toll rose to 84.
Rain fell in the first measurable amounts in months in the drought-stricken area and this helped put out hot spots and smoldering fires, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
It said the so-called 'Camp Fire' is now 95% contained.
Number of unaccounted people in Camp Fire stands at 563
The number of people listed as unaccounted for in the most destructive fire in state history stands at 563.
Previously the death toll had been put at 83. Another three people died in a second major blaze that struck Malibu, southern California.
In the north, 'Camp Fire' has scorched 153,000 acres of land and destroyed over 13,600 homes since it broke out on November-8.