The death toll from the Camp Fire in California has grown to 63 people with a 631 unaccounted for according to Butte County Sheriff Thursday evening. Seven sets of remains were discovered on Thursday. Two others were killed in another wildfire brining the toll to 65 since the blazes started last week. Officials warn many alive but displaced people could be in the unaccounted-for number. The Camp fire is now by far the worst in California history, destroying an entire town in a matter of hours.
- Is climate change a factor in the strength of the fire?
- Is poor land management a factor in the strength of the fire?
- Should heavily destroyed areas be declared public domain and not be re-developed?
(John Myers/Los Angeles Times) Smoke fills the sky over Sacramento.
The air quality in the Sacramento Valley remained grim on Thursday due to the massive fire in the camp.
Since the blaze in Paradise, California, north of the capital, began to pour smoke into the Sacramento area, pushing the air quality of the region into the unhealthy zone on the Environmental Protection Agency index.
This means that heart or lung disease patients, older adults and children should avoid prolonged or severe exertion outside, while everyone else should reduce outdoor activities.
California issues warning about air quality. A major health concern regarding the Camp fire is Carbon Monoxide exposure. The maximum exposure rate is 9 ppm for a 8 hour exposure “once” a year. Sacramento current first image 2.25 ppm. 2nd image 33 hours earlier 2.66 ppm. pic.twitter.com/ni3Odn6OHN