The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date. It is also the deadliest wildfire in the United States since the Cloquet fire in 1918, and is high on the list of the world's deadliest wildfires; it is the sixth-deadliest U.S. wildfire overall. It was the world's costliest natural disaster in 2018. Named after Camp Creek Road, its place of origin, the fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County, in Northern California. The fire caused at least 86 civilian fatalities and injured 12 civilians, two prison inmate firefighters, and three other firefighters. It covered an area of 153,336 acres, 52,000 people were evacuated and destroyed 18,804 structures, including several churches with most of the damage occurring within the first four hours. Of the 18,804 structures, over 15,000 were homes. The Camp Fire was the most destructive wildfire in history. Total damage was $16.5 billion; one-quarter of the damage, $4 billion, was not insured. The fire reached 100 percent containment after seventeen days on November 25, 2018.
Paradise is the last American town that is 100% septic. Currently the water supply has been contaminated and is estimated 10-12 months to repair.
HCRN/Hope are currently working with our local partners Neighborhood Church in Chico and Paradise Alliance Church in Paradise.
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