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Camp Fire death toll rises to 77, containment grows to 65%

Posted at 10:53 AM, Nov 18, 2018

UPDATE (7:50 p.m.)- Authorities say one more set of human remains was found on Sunday, bringing the total number killed in the Camp Fire to 77.

An incident update report says 14,500 structures are threatened and over 14,000 structures have been destroyed.

UPDATE (7:20 p.m.)- CAL FIRE released new information regarding the Camp Fire Sunday night.

Containment jumped from 60 percent to 65 percent while acreage mapping shows the burn scar to be 150,000 acres.

15,5000 structures remain threatened.

Fire crews got a better handle on the Camp Fire overnight, containing the blaze to 60 percent as of Sunday morning.

The fire burning in Butte County Northern California is at 149,500 acres.

CAL FIRE released the latest numbers Sunday morning.

76 people have died from the Camp Fire and 1,276 people are missing.

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

CAL FIRE said firefighters are continuing structure preparation and defense in areas threatened by the Camp Fire. The fire agency said due to gusty winds, low humidity and a Red Flag Warning additional firefighters and engines are in place.

Full containment is expected Nov. 30. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.