Camp Fire: 100 percent containment reached in Butte County

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Cal Fire says the Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained as of Sunday morning. (AP)

Cal Fire says the Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained as of Sunday morning.

It was announced Saturday that another body was found in the wildfire aftermath, bringing the death toll to 85.

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At 153,336 acres, the Camp Fire is the most destructive in California history.

It has burned down 13,954 residences, 514 commercial buildings, and 4,265 other buildings.

The fire is also the deadliest in state history.


The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the Camp fire had been surrounded by firefighters after several days of rain in the Paradise area.

Crews continued sifting through debris and ash for human remains.

The fire began Nov. 8 in the parched Sierra Nevada foothills and quickly spread across 240 square miles (620 square kilometers), destroying most of Paradise in a day.

The firefight got a boost last week from the first significant winter storm to hit California. It dropped an estimated 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain over the burn area over a three-day period without causing significant mudslides, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley of the National Weather Service.

See more stories, photos and videos on the Camp Fire in Butte County.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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