More death toll rise in California camp fire | Jeremy spell blog

A volunteer search and rescue team comb a
home destroyed by the Camp Fire in
Paradise, California. Reuters Photo
Five more sets of human remains were
discovered in the Camp Fire area in
Northern California, raising the death toll to
76, authorities said Saturday.
Of the newly discovered remains, one body
was found in Concow, while the other four
were located in Paradise, Butte County
Sheriff Kory Honea said.
Paradise, a town of about 27,000 residents,
has been devastated as a result of the blaze
that’s been ongoing since Nov. 8.
A vigil for the victims from Paradise was
being planned for Sunday afternoon at a
church in Chico, about 14.5 miles west of
Paradise.
Sixty-three of the 76 known fatalities from
the fire have been “tentatively identified,”
Honea said.
The tally of unaccounted-for individuals
rose to 1,276, Honea said, while asking the
public to check the list to see if their names
are on it.
“It’s really very important for you to take a
look at the list and call us if you’re on the list
and let us know,” Honea said.
More than 700 people who were once on
the list have since been accounted for, he
said.
President Trump visited the fire-ravaged
state Saturday to see firsthand the
devastation left behind.
He was accompanied by House Majority
Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican
California, and U.S. Reps. Doug LaMalfa and
Ken Calvert, both Republican California, as
well as California Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-
elect Gavin Newsom, both Democrats.

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