Camp Fire Update

It is a great tragedy and Hancock International College will be open to anything we and our ESL students can do to help. We are spreading the word about helping any stray animals and we continue to send our love and support to those affected by this disaster. says, “The death toll from the deadliest wildfire in California history rose to 48 on Tuesday night…The Camp Fire’s destruction also grew, with the number of leveled structures up to 8,817 structures as of Tuesday night, officials said at the press conference. Of those, 7,600 were single-family homes, while others housed multiple families and others were businesses or other types of structures.

The news came as Honea announced he’s asking for 100 extra National Guard troops to help handle the mayhem from the massive blaze. Firefighters struggled throughout Tuesday to contain the Camp Fire, while bracing for continued fire growth with record levels of fuel dryness and availability…The fire had grown to 203 square miles and was 35 percent contained, Cal Fire said.  ‘Forecasted low relative humidity and dry fuel moistures combined with steep rugged terrain will continue to impede control operations,’ Cal Fire warned. While the cause of the fire was being investigated, Pacific Gas & Electric drew scrutiny after telling state regulators that it had been having a problem with an electrical transmission line in the area before the fire broke out. Cal Fire investigators were at the scene of the transmission line Monday. PG&E had no comment.

Cal Fire Chief Scott Jalbert, on scene at the Woolsey Fire west of Los Angeles, said drought conditions statewide have made the battles precarious for 9,000 firefighters engaging two fires. ‘We are dealing with 30-foot brush and grass,’ he said. ‘Up in Northern California, they are dealing with 150 foot trees in addition to 30 foot brush. The fuel loading is just tremendous.’”

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