Camp Fire death toll rises to 76, sheriff says


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.- READ MORE

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