Big Bend, Cal­i­for­nia

Killer Wild­fire

Newsweek International - - CONTENTS - JOSH EDELSON

The Camp Fire burns near a home atop a ridge in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia on Novem­ber 10. The worst wild­fire in Cal­i­for­nia his­tory, the blaze tore through 150,000 acres and 11,800 struc­tures, killing at least 77 peo­ple. The town of Par­adise was de­stroyed. As of Novem­ber 19, more than 900 were re­ported miss­ing, though author­i­ties said that num­ber could in­clude peo­ple who were counted twice or oth­ers who may not know they had been re­ported. Thou­sands are now home­less, liv­ing in tent cities and shel­ters. To the south, fire­fight­ers bat­tled an­other blaze, the Woolsey Fire, which torched 98,000 acres and killed three.

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