Death Toll Rises To 42 in California Wildfire

Written by on November 13, 2018

Thirteen more bodies have been recovered in California, bringing the death toll in the state’s deadliest wildfires to 42.

The remains were found in and around the largely incinerated town of Paradise, in the north of the state.

At least 228 people are missing, as the Camp Fire continues to rage. Nearly 7,200 structures have been destroyed, and another 15,500 are at risk.

The fire has now surpassed the 1933 Griffith Park disaster that killed 31.

 

By Jeff Turner (Fire At Night) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

An estimated 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes across the state.

Speaking at a news conference on Monday evening, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea confirmed the number of dead, and the official number of missing.

Many more people are said to be unaccounted for.

Paul Ayorinde


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