The deadliest and most destructive blaze in California’s history has finally been contained, more than two weeks after it began, officials said Sunday.
The Camp Fire — named for Camp Creek Road in parched Butte County, where it erupted on Nov. 8 — spread rapidly and consumed some 240 square miles in Northern California, including nearly all of the city of Paradise in a day.
At the height of that blaze, 250,000 people fled their homes and 85 people were killed, with 249 still unaccounted for. The acreage destroyed is roughly equal to an area the size of Chicago.
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