(Chico, CA) -- The Camp Fire has now surpassed the 1933 Griffith Park fire as the deadliest wildfire in California's history as the death toll is currently at 42. Authorities recovered 13 more bodies yesterday as the fire has grown to nearly 120-thousand acres and has only 30-percent containment.
Over 50-thousand people remain evacuated from their homes, and Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said more search and rescue teams and cadaver dogs are being requested to find more fire victims. President Trump is approving a major disaster declaration for the state as it fights several devastating wildfires.
Woolsey Fire 35% Contained
Officials provided an update this morning, saying the blaze has charred more than 96-thousand acres and destroyed at least 435 structures. Thousands of residents have been allowed back home, but Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Malibu remain under mandatory evacuations.
The fire that started last week in the Santa Susana Pass is responsible for two deaths and three injuries.