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Northern California Fire death toll now 48 – Aerial Rescue video


Aerial video shows fire crews extinguishing a brush fire from a helicopter that sparked along the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley, California, on Monday. The Firefighters are preventing the fire from spreading further by getting the flames under control.

The California Camp Fire has claimed about 48 lives and nearly 8,800 structures in Northern California, until this Tuesday.

The deadliest blaze and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history, kept growing until ¬†Tuesday, though firefighters got a little reprieve as winds slowly died down.

However, limited visibility and swirling winds remained challenging. Chief Joshua Bischof of Cal Fire operations section said the day was a positive one.

The Winds on Tuesday weren’t as bad, something forecasters said should remain the case until the next few days. Sadly, there is no rain in the forecast, until possibly Thanksgiving.

Coroner Kory L. Honea and Butte County Sheriff told reporters that they arrested six people for looting and other crimes.

Residents left wondering as to when they can go back to check on the damage.

“We don’t specifically have a time frame, I suspect in the next few days to come.” said Todd Durham, Cal Fire incident commander.

Also, said teams are coming into these affected areas to help with the re-population.

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