Death toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 48
uthorities searching through the blackened aftermath of California‚Äôs deadliest wildfire have released the names of about 80 people who are still missing, including many in their 80s and 90s.
As the names were made public late Tuesday, additional crews joined the search, and the death toll from the blaze kept climbing. A report of six more fatalities brought the total number of dead so far to 48.
‚ÄúWe want to be able to cover as much ground as quickly as we possibly can,‚ÄĚ Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. ‚ÄúThis is a very difficult task.‚ÄĚ...
ABC.net.au wrote: The death toll from California's deadliest wildfire has climbed to 48, after investigators found six more bodies in and around the devastated town of Paradise in the state's north. Key points:
‚ÄĘThe blaze incinerated over 7,000 homes and other buildings ‚ÄĘWorst-affected township is Paradise, which was largely destroyed ‚ÄĘAt least 228 people remain missing....
--"California wildfire death toll rises to 48 as authorities continue search of ruined Paradise"