Wildfires devastate the state of California

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Wildfires devastate the state of California

"The Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest near in California began on Aug. 17, 2013 and is under investigation. The fire has consumed approximately 149, 780 acres and is 15% contained." (U.S. Forest Service photo)

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

"The Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest near in California began on Aug. 17, 2013 and is under investigation. The fire has consumed approximately 149, 780 acres and is 15% contained." (U.S. Forest Service photo)

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

"The Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest near in California began on Aug. 17, 2013 and is under investigation. The fire has consumed approximately 149, 780 acres and is 15% contained." (U.S. Forest Service photo)

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

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November 8th is a day that many Californians will remember as one of the most catastrophic days in 2018. On this day, wildfires started to plow across the state of California. The two fires, Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire, have burned up to 246,949 acres of land leaving many people homeless and missing. As of November 18th, there were a total of 79 confirmed fatalities and 993 people unaccounted from both fires.

The Woolsey Fire’s origin was in Los Angeles County and Ventura County. 98,632 acres have burned from the Woolsey Fire and 82% of the fire was contained. Currently, there are 713 structures ruined and 57,000 structures at danger of being destroyed.

Camp Fire is located in Butte County. Only 55% of the the Camp Fire is contained and 149,000 acres have burned. Around 1,267 people were missing as of Sunday, November 18th. Now there are a little less than 1,000 people unaccounted from both fires. 12,194 structures have been permanently destroyed, which includes the homes of families that now endure the pain of losing everything they owned.

It is determined that the Woolsey Fire will be fully contained by November 30th. Firemen were controlling the fires by enforcing an aerial attack and forming a control line to prevent the fire from spreading.

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Wildfires devastate the state of California