After 18 days, the deadliest wildfire in California State history is no more.
The Camp Fire, named after Camp Creek Road in Buttle County, California where the fire was first reported, is the deadliest wildfire in California State history. Over 18,000 structures have been burned down, including almost 14,000 homes. The death toll currently stands at 85 people, with over 200 more still missing.
At least 5 firefighters were reported injured while fighting the blaze.
Firefighters were helped by rain on Saturday and Sunday, however the rain created new hazards in the form of flash floods and mudslides. A flash flood watch was in effect for the burned areas.
The Woolsey Fire in South California was also declared fully contained several days earlier. Over 1500 structures were destroyed, and another 300 plus were damaged. At least 3 deaths were reported in that fire.
With the end of the wildfires and the much needed rain falling on areas near both fires, air quality is now much improved. Air Quality Sensors by Purple Air reported AQI levels over 400 in the Bay Area, making it the worst in the world. By Monday, AQI levels were below 50 in most areas.