Camp Fire 911 Calls

The logs of 911 calls made on the day the wildfire started have just been released.

Posted: Dec. 15, 2018 10:08 AM

PARADISE, CA--  We're getting harrowing insight into the first hours of the deadly and destructive Camp Fire in Northern California.

The logs of 911 calls made on the day the wildfire started have just been released. Only a handful of dispatchers were on duty early that morning. A Cal Fire Captain describes the desperation they were feeling as well as that of the callers on the other end of the lines.

Capt. Stacer Hartshorn from Cal Fire says, "We felt helpless, and the stress level was extremely high. It was completely overwhelming. I can say that the staff on hand that day did a phenomenal job in processing the amount of calls that we did once it got busy."

The Camp Fire killed at least 88 people. It burned more than 150,000 acres and destroyed nearly 20,000 structures. The wildfire was declared 100% contained late last month.

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