Camp fire fully contained as death toll climbs to 85

Posted at 7:22 AM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 13:17:33-05

PARADISE, Calif. (KGTV and AP) -- The deadly Camp Fire that has so far claimed 85 lives is 100 percent contained. 

Cal Fire took to Twitter Sunday morning to make the announcement. 

In total, the blaze burned through 153,336 acres and almost completely destroyed the town of Paradise. 

Recently, heavy rain and strong wind complicated the search process for the remains of people trapped by the fire.

The precipitation temporarily stopped some search crews Friday who were scouring burned-down areas for remains.

Rain saturates the ground and weighs down trees that may fall over and injure search workers.

A search team from Orange County spent Friday combing through ash and debris at a mobile home park in Paradise that had already been searched once by humans and dogs.