Natural Disaster
Associated Press/Photo by Sudhin Thanawala

Search continues for human remains in burned out Northern California

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/19/18, 01:25 pm

Hundreds of volunteers are still sifting through ash and debris in fire-ravaged Northern California looking for human remains before expected rains later this week complicate their efforts. Downpours could wash away bone fragments and turn dry ash into a thick paste. The list of people missing from the deadly Camp Fire dropped to around 1,000 names late Sunday, according to Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea. That number is about 300 less than what was posted Sunday morning. Many of the missing may be safe and unharmed but unaware they are on the list.

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Associated Press/Photo by Noah Berger

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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