The Camp Fire burning through parts of Northern California quickly nudged its way onto the lists of the state’s most destructive and deadliest blazes in recent years.
In the span of 24 hours, the Camp FIre climbed to the top of the list of the state’s most destructive blazes. With nine killed it’s also one of the state’s deadliest. The fire in Butte County covered about 18,000 acres but consumed some 70,000 acres by Friday morning, killing at least nine people. Authorities estimate it has already burned through more than 6,713 structures which would make it the most destructive fire in recent history, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The ferocity of the blaze is a reminder of the seemingly more frequent blazes some in California have been warning about.