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The Latest On The Camp Wildfire And How To Help Those Affected

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Medical personnel evacuate patients as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Updated Dec. 16, 8:40 a.m.

What you need to know: On Nov. 8, the fast-moving Camp wildfire surged through Butte County, destroying much of the town of Paradise and forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. It is now the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history. 

All evacuation orders have been lifted over a month after the fire broke out.

Acreage and containment: The fire has burned 153,336 acres and is 100 percent contained.

Structures destroyed: Cal Fire says at least 18,000 structures have been destroyed, including 13,972 homes. 

Missing: As of 5 p.m. Dec. 11, the Butte County Sheriff's Office says 3 people are still unaccounted for. The sheriff says the list will continue to fluctuate as more people are reported missing and found safe. Here is the list, current as of Dec. 7, the most recent version available.

Deaths: At least 86 people have died, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

We're assembling the latest updates and information on evacuations, shelters and resources to follow the fire here. The official county website for Camp Fire recovery information is ButteCountyRecovers.org. You can find resources on insurance at the California Department of Insurance website, or calling 1 (800) 937-4357.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the Butte County Sheriff's Twitter page or call the Cal Fire public information line at 530-538-7826.

Evacuation information

How to help victims 

Perimeter and damage maps

How to get updates on the fire

Evacuation and re-population information

Click here for the full map of evacuation zones.

Cal Fire Evacuation And Re-population Map

Click here for the full Cal Fire evacuation and re-population map.

For information on evacuations, shelters and more, head to Butte County Recovers.

The Cal Fire information hotline is 530-538-7826An Emergency Volunteer Center is open at Caring Choices (1398 Ridgewood in Chico). People interested in volunteering can go there or call 530-899-3873.

People looking for loved ones are encouraged to check safeandwell.org , and check with family and friends.

The Butte County Sheriff's Department has opened a Call Center for locating missing persons, staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following numbers:

(530) 538-6570
(530) 538-7544
(530) 538-7671

Hope Center in Oroville (1950 Kitrick Ave Ste. A) taking donations 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. Needs: warm clothes, shoes, socks, coats (primarily for elderly residents).

Perimeter and damage maps

Cal Fire Perimeter Map

Cal Fire Damage Assessment Map

Click here to view the full Cal Fire damage map.

How to get updates on the Camp Fire:

Here’s how you can get the latest updates on the Camp Fire from officials and media using social media on your smartphone or computer:

Monitor this Twitter list we’ve assembled of a variety of regional agencies, media organizations, and their staffs. Use caution when getting information from social media. Tweets and posts may not be accurate. (Have a suggested addition to this list? Tweet us at @capradionews)

You can also monitor the hashtag #CampFire across social media.

The main Twitter accounts that are sharing emergency updates can be found below:


The Cal Fire information hotline is 530-538-7826.

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