deadly California wildfire is 95 percent contained thanks to the heavy rain .

24 days ago

the rain came as a blessing to help firefighters extinguishing the deadliest wildfire in the history of California.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday that the blazing fire that burned the entire town of Paradise is 95 percent contained.

the massive blaze is the most destructive wildfire season on record in California, with a total of 7,579 fires burning an area of 1,667,855 acres (674,957 ha), the largest amount of burned acreage recorded in a fire season, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

In November 2018, foehn winds caused another round of large, destructive fires to erupt across the state. This new batch of wildfires includes the Woolsey Fire and the Camp Fire, the latter of which killed at least 83 people and destroyed more than 10,000 structures, becoming both California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record.

Volunteers are still looking for the remains of victims between ruins while 563 people are still missing.