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POTUS visits 9th RW

U.S. President Donald J. Trump waves to the crowd as he exits Air Force One at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 17, 2018. Trump was traveling to Butte County, California to visit those affected by the Camp Fire devastation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Colville McFee)

Col. Andrew M. Clark, 9th Reconnaissance wing commander, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 17, 2018. Trump is visiting the town of Paradise, California that was affected by the Camp Fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Colville McFee)

Chief Master Sgt. Jessica L. Bender, 9th Reconnaissance command chief, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 17, 2018. Bender is the senior enlisted advisor to the wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Colville McFee)

U.S. President Donald J. Trump, talks with Col. Andrew M. Clark, 9th Reconnaissance wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Jessica L. Bender, 9th Reconnaissance command chief at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 17, 2018. Trump is visiting the town of Paradise, California that was affected by the Camp Fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Colville McFee)

Col. Andrew M. Clark, 9th Reconnaissance wing commander, talks with U.S. President Donald J. Trump at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 17, 2018. Clark is responsible for approximately 7,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Colville McFee)

Beale Air Force Base, Calif. -- President Donald J. Trump stopped at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 17, 2018, before heading to Butte County to see the destruction caused by the Camp Fire.

President Trump met with Col. Andrew M. Clark, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, to talk about current situations before he seen the devastation first hand.

“We chatted for a little bit, we talked about the severity of the fires and how this is probably the worst fire we’ve seen in Northern California from a damage standpoint as well as the amount of smoke its putting into the air,” Clark said.

According to Cal Fire, the Camp Fire has burned more than 148,000 acres and is 55 percent contained. The fire has also resulted in 71 fatalities, and more than 10,000 structures destroyed making it the deadliest wild fire in California history.