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Death toll grows to 76 in Camp Fire; 1,276 unaccounted for

Posted at 6:30 PM, Nov 17, 2018

UPDATE (6:30 p.m.) – The death toll rose to 76 Saturday in the Camp Fire.

The Butte County Sheriff says an additional five human remains were found, four in Paradise and one in Concow.

Of the 76 dead, 63 have been identified, though officials are waiting for DNA confirmation.

The number of missing surged to 1,276.

The fire also grew to 149,000 acres Saturday, and containment is holding at 55 percent.

CAL FIRE says 12,794 structures are destroyed. More than 9800 were homes.


The Camp Fire burning in Butte County Northern California is at 148,000 acres burned and is 55 percent contained.

CAL FIRE released the latest numbers Saturday morning.

71 people have died from the fire and more than1,000 people remained unaccounted for.

9,700 single residences have been destroyed and 15,500 structures are still threatened.

CAL FIRE said overnight firefighters continued to battle critically dry fuels and gusty canyon winds.

The fire agency said throughout the day firefighters will continue to work on strengthening containment lines and preparing for projected wind increases that could cause a Red Flag Warning.