POTUS visits 9th RW
By Senior Airman Colville McFee, 9th Reconnaissance Wing
/ Published November 17, 2018
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.