Death toll grows to 29 in Northern California wildfire; 228 missing

Posted In: News Date:Nov 12th, 2018

PARADISE, Calif. — Authorities have reported 6 additional deaths in a Northern California wildfire, raising the death toll to 29 and matching the deadliest wildfire on record in California history.

Butte County Sheriff Cory Honea said the human remains recovered on Sunday included five bodies found at homes and one in a vehicle in Paradise.

He also announced that 228 people remain unaccounted for since the fire began Thursday and incinerated the foothill town.

The statewide total of deaths from wildfires reached 31.

Authorities say 228 people remain unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire ravaged a swath of Northern California.

Butte County Sheriff Cory Honea announced the figure Sunday night, raising the number of people missing by more than 100.


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