- At least 29 people have died in the Camp fire, making it the joint-deadliest blaze in California’s history
- Another 228 people remain unaccounted for, officials have said, meaning that toll could rise significantly
- Most of the deaths came in the town of Paradise, where the remains of another six victims were found Sunday
- Sheriff was warned that locating the dead will be difficult, as remains have been reduced to bone fragments
At least 29 people have died in the Camp fire in northern California, making it the joint-deadliest blaze in the state’s history.
The death toll rose after five bodies were found inside houses in the burned-out town of Paradise, while another was discovered in a nearby car.
But 228 people are still unaccounted for after the town was engulfed by the flames, meaning that death toll could rise considerably.
Butte County Sheriff Cory Honea said the devastation is so complete in some neighborhoods that ‘it’s very difficult to determine whether or not there may be human remains there’.
‘In some cases, the only remains we are able to recover are bones or bone fragments,’ Honea said.
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At least 29 people have died in the Camp wildfire, making it the joint-deadliest in California’s history alongside the Griffith Park fire which struck Los Angeles in 1933 (pictured, bodies are located in the town of Paradise)