Rain Could Trigger Mudslides in California Communities Already Destroyed by Fires
(CNN) -- While much-needed rain falling in parts of Northern California could help firefighters battling the Camp Fire, it could also prompt powerful mudslides and debris flow, adding to the devastation for communities that have already been ravaged by the flames. Authorities fear the showers -- even as they clear the choking smoke and help extinguish flames -- will trigger debris flows and floods in areas scarred by the Camp Fire, complicating the search for victims' remains and presenting a danger to firefighters. Rain could also pile on misery for people forced from their homes, some of whom are living in tent camps outside.