LaMalfa observes fourth anniversary of the Camp Fire

Congressman Doug LaMalfa observed the fourth anniversary of the 2018 Camp Fire and the tragic loss of the 86 victims who lost their lives. The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history, and is the deadliest wildfire in the United States since the Cloquet fire in 1918. The Camp Fire burned 153,336 acers in Butte County, destroyed 18,804 structures, and caused 52,000 people to evacuate.

“The 2018 Camp Fire devastated Butte County,” LaMalfa said. “Eighty-six people lost their lives, leaving behind heartbroken family members. Thousands more residents lost their homes and all their belongings. It has been a long road to recovery and rebuilding our area, and there is still a long way to go. I want to let the survivors know today, and as always, that they are in my thoughts. My office continues to do all that we can to ensure survivors receive the relief they need, that affected towns and businesses get funding they need to rebuild, and I continue my work in Congress to advocate for common-sense forest management practices, like fuel reduction and thinning, to stop disasters like this from becoming even more commonplace.”