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Deaths from the Camp Fire has no reached 63, with hundreds still missing

Deaths from the Camp Fire has no reached 63, with hundreds still missing

 

The death toll from the deadliest fire in California history has now reached 63.  The Camp Fire which started one week ago, is now at 141,000 acres.  11,862 structures have been destroyed. That includes over 9700 homes.  Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea also said the number of missing persons is over 600.  Officials are combing through the destroyed homes and abandoned vehicles searching for human remains.  Seven more victims were found today in the charred rubble. Three were found in Paradise, three in the town of Magalia and one in Concow. The fire is currently 40% contained according Cal Fire.  52,000 people have been evacuated from the area.  Cal Fire says that over 15,000 structures are still in danger from the fire.

 

In the Sacramento area, most local schools will be closed Friday, the final day before the Thanksgiving break, due to the unhealthy air conditions.  Earlier this afternoon the Elk Grove Unified School District announced they would be closed, followed by the Sacramento Unified School District.  At times this week the Air Quality Index has been over 200, which is considered very unhealthy.

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