SACRAMENTO – A large wild fire that killed dozens of people in northern California and destroyed thousands of homes has…
SACRAMENTO – A large wild fire that killed dozens of people in northern California and destroyed thousands of homes has been completely contained Sunday after it burned for more than two weeks, according to officials. The so-calledwhich began on November 8, ended up rising more than 153,000 hectares.
The fire was fired by firefighters after rain rains in and around ruined paradise, which is almost consumed in one day. Camp Fire, the Golden State’s deadliest firepower for a century, killed at least 85 people and left about 249 others on a list of the unaccompanied ones. Officials said the number of abuses decreased in recent days when more people were confirmed living.
Crews continue to be targeted through debris and ashes for human remains. Nearly 1
9,000 buildings, most of their homes, were destroyed.
“It’s really good to do with the inclusion of this fire, although there is still a lot of work to be done,” said fire spokesman Jennifer Erickson.
In southern California, more residents have returned to areas affected byintroduced on November 21 after burn for two weeks. Three people died in that fan and about 250,000 people had to fly their homes. A total of 1 643 buildings were destroyed, most of their homes, according to fire officers.
At the same time, after spending almost three weeks at Camp Fire, both Folsom and Sacramento Firefighters are returning home, according to CBS Sacramento.
The Folsom Strike team arrived at Camp Fire as a fatal Thursday afternoon, just as the fire swept through the city. The Folsom crew is assigned to Butte Creek Canyon just outside paradise.
Division Chief Mark Piacentini (Folsom Fire)
“Basically, our primary mission was evacuations and rescue,” divisional leader Mark Piacentini with Folsom Fire told CBS Sacramento.
When the flames broke down, Folsom crew made several waves, but soon found themselves separated and needed a quick escape.
“We could save ourselves so to speak, and in this case we found some other people caught by rubbish trees and threads. We helped to get them out,” said Piacentini.
“We put them in our truck, our fire engines. There were other civilians who came down and we could flag them.”
At the same time, a Sacramento strike was in the direction of Paradise. Their mission was to save structures in a city that was already broken.
“When you roll into town and Safeway is on fire and McDonald’s gone and everything around is gone. That day, I knew it was a big one and we’ll be there for a while” said Captain Rick Marrs with the Sacramento Fire Department.
With limited resources, the Sacramento crew rescued house after house, but they were the ones they could not protect because they remember the most.
Captains Rick Marrs (Sacramento Fire Department)
“When I turn around, I have to go away from a house. And I look at that house and think,” This is someone’s retirement and everything they have is inside that house and there’s nothing I can do, “Marrs said.
Both crews say that the people of Paradise were grateful and pleased but they could offer thanks. And while they are both physically and mentally exhausted, firemen say that their thoughts are with society because they last the holiday while they have so much loss
“I’ve been out in second stroke before and Wildland fires before, but nothing like this,” said Marrs.
“Then you throw up the number of lives that lost this close to your holiday and it has an impact on you , “said Piacentini.