Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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Hundreds missing as death toll rises in California fire

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/16/18, 11:03 am

The number of people unaccounted for after the Camp Fire in Northern California rose to more than 600 Friday, underscoring the enormous scope of the disaster. Authorities have made public a list of the missing, hoping that those who are safe will notify authorities. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said many of the people on the list likely were evacuees who didn’t realize they were reported missing.

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Camp Fire death toll reaches 56

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/15/18, 11:19 am

The Camp Fire in Northern California as of Thursday morning had claimed the lives of 56 people, making it the deadliest wildfire in a century. Authorities said close to 130 people remain missing, while more than 450 people continue to search for bodies in burned-out areas. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said his office has brought in another 287 searchers, including National Guard troops, on Wednesday because recovering bodies had become such a huge task.

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Some caravan migrants arrive at border

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/15/18, 10:52 am

The first members of the migrant caravan from Central America have arrived at the U.S. border near San Diego, staying in crowded shelters in Tijuana, Mexico. Hundreds have already come to Tijuana by bus but have indicated they will wait for more of the caravan to arrive before making any decisions about what comes next. Some said they would seek asylum in the United States, some have indicated they might try to cross illegally, and others said they might accept asylum in Mexico.

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