NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE COSTS LIKELY IN BILLIONS.PARADISE, CALIF. » Costs associated with a deadly Northern California wildfire will likely be in the billions, Zinke on Monday.
Zinke, who was back in the town of Paradise on Monday, said he has never witnessed such devastation. The Camp Fire killed at least 88 and leveled thousands of homes.
“There’s a lot of things I’d rather spend this federal money on rather than repairing damage of things that have been destroyed,” he said.
The U.S. government has distributed more than $20 million in assistance for people displaced by the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official said Monday as hundreds of searchers kept looking for more human remains.