Authorities take control of the California fire that claimed 85 lives

The deadliest fire in the history of the state of California (USA), which has claimed the lives of at least 85 people and has devastated tens of thousands of homes, is already totally under control, authorities said today.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Calfire), at this time firefighters have the situation under control in "100%" of the nearly 62,000 hectares that are still burning in the north of the state.

The news coincides with the discovery this morning of two new bodies, so that the number of fatalities is already 85 due to the flames, while another 249 people are still missing.

These new bodies were found near Paradise and Magalia, respectively, two locations located on the outskirts of the Plumas National Forest, about 160 kilometers north of the city of Sacramento.

The one baptized as "Camp Fire" has almost completely destroyed the town of Paradise, of 26,000 inhabitants and about 280 kilometers northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The fire, which began on November 8, has destroyed some 14,000 homes, more than 500 businesses and another 4,250 buildings.

US President Donald Trump, who visited the area burned last week, on Tuesday urged Congress to take measures that "improve forest management and help prevent fires," which, according to the president, "would put end to the constant devastation that occurs in California. "


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