Hydro One sends forestry techs to help in California wildfire recovery

Hydro One sends forestry techs to help in California wildfire recovery

The Camp Fire ignited November 8 and has destroyed almost 19,000 buildings, a lot of them homes.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea has warned that the remains of some victims may never be found.

The U.S. government has distributed more than $20 million in assistance for people displaced by the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official said Monday as hundreds of searchers kept looking for more human remains.

"This is an unbelievable event.it is really heartwarming and just shows how much we can get done if people can work together and take care of each other", said Dahl, who came back three days ago from the blaze-hit town of Paradise devastated by the Camp Fire.

Two days of showers have complicated the search but also helped virtually extinguish the blaze, said Josh Bischof, operations chief for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. While not as destructive as the Camp Fire, Woolsey claimed the lives of three people.

The office also said the death toll rose to 85 on Saturday after three more bodies were found on the day.

"All the vegetation has burned away, and that's a risky recipe for mudslides", Hurley said.

The change in weather has helped firefighters but it could cause problems for the crews sifting through debris and ash searching for human remains.

Rain that soaked the Butte County fire area in the past days helped douse the remaining flames, but also made it more hard for crews searching for bodies.

Authorities battling the Camp Fire made the announcement on Sunday morning (Monday NZT), after spending 17 days beating back a blaze that roared through Butte County, north of Sacramento. He did not say Paradise should avoid rebuilding, noting the town has expanded evacuation routes and would be safer with more aggressive efforts to cut thin forests and built vegetation-free fire breaks that could stop advancing flames.

In Southern California, more residents were allowed to return to areas that were evacuated because of the 151-square-mile (391-square-kilometer) Woolsey Fire as crews worked to fix power, telephone and gas utilities.

41-year-old Leanne Watts, whose Paradise home was destroyed and is living with her family of six in a Yuba City hotel, told the Times her stay was being paid for until the end of the month by an attorney representing her in a lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric Co., a utility company whose electric lines may have sparked the fire.

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