Camp Fire in California continues to grow; more than 11,000 homes destroyed

Posted at 11:09 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 20:17:00-05

BAKERSFIELD, California — Fire crews around California are gradually getting the upper hand on wildfires that are ravaging the state.

On Monday morning, CalFire updated the progress of multiple fires from around California.

The Camp Fire in Butte County is now covering 151,000 and is 66 percent contained. That fire has already claimed the lives of 77 people. About 1,000 people are still unaccounted for. CalFire is reporting that 11,713 homes have been destroyed. That's up more than a 1,000 homes from Sunday's update. 

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The Woolsey Fire, burning in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, is now covering 96,949 acres and is 94 percent contained. So far three people have lost their lives in that fire.