Nov. 23 (UPI) -- At least 84 people are now dead as a result of the Camp Fire, California's deadliest fire in its recorded history, as the blaze still burns in the northern part of the state, officials said late Thursday.
Along with the dead, the Camp Fire has destroyed nearly 14,000 residences, injured three firefighters, and destroyed 514 commercial structures, various state, local and federal agencies said in a news release Thursday night.
Since the Camp Fire started Nov. 8, burned 153,336 acres in Butte County and was 95 percent contained as of 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal Fire said on its website. Officials expect full containment by Nov. 30.
Many residents are still missing. The Butte County Sheriff's Office has compiled a list of roughly 600 individuals who remain unaccounted for.
Rain was expected in the area on Thursday. The San Francisco Chronicle reported showers helped contain the Camp Fire, but rainfall wasn't severe enough to trigger floods or mudslides on the cleared landscape.
"It was very wet and very muddy," Fresno fire Capt. and spokesman Paul Garnier told the newspaper. "The main focus is still on search and recovery."