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California’s Camp Fire, in photos

As of Nov. 13, the disaster has claimed 42 lives as the search for missing people continues.

 

The Camp Fire, located in Northern California, has become one of the state’s most destructive fires to-date. According to Monday’s numbers, the fire has killed 29 people either in their homes or while trying to evacuate, while hundreds of thousands of residents have been displaced. The death toll is expected to rise as crews begin to search for the missing. As of Monday afternoon, the fire was just 25 percent contained and had destroyed more than 6,000 structures, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s fire tracker map. In southern California, the Woolsey Fire has resulted in two other fatalities, and burned 91,571 acres — that fire is 20 percent contained. As climate change intensifies in the coming years, the likelihood of these types of catastrophes are expected to increase.