PHOTOS: Deadly Camp Fire burns through Butte County, California

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. -- A wildfire of historic proportions is burning through Butte County, California.

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In this aerial photograph, an evacuee encampment is seen at a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California on November 19, 2018.
Josh Edelson for the Washington Post

The Camp Fire has been blamed for at least 79 deaths as of Tuesday, making it more than twice as deadly as any other single blaze in state history. The fire, which is also the most destructive in California history, has burned at least 151,000 acres.

One of the hardest hit areas was the town of Paradise, which is about 180 miles northeast of San Francisco.

"Pretty much the community of Paradise is destroyed, it's that kind of devastation," Cal Fire Capt. Scott McLean said.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.