Camp Fire Death Toll Rises to 63


Investigators in California revealed Thursday night that another seven sets of human remains have been found in the northern part of the state’s Camp Fire, bringing the total number of people killed to 63.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said that of those found dead, 53 have been positively identified. Three of the bodies were found in Paradise — a town of 27,000 that has been destroyed by the inferno. Another three were found in Magalia and one was discovered in Concow.

Residences were leveled by the wildfire in Paradise, California on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.

The number of people who remain unaccounted for in the Northern California area increased to 631, by more than 500 people, officials said. Some 52,000 people have been displaced. 

The wildfire — which started on Nov. 8 — remains the deadliest in California state history, leaving more than 8,500 structures destroyed and 140,000 acres of land scorched. It was 40 percent contained as of Thursday night. President Trump is scheduled to travel to the Golden State on Saturday to visit victims of fires in both the northern and southern ends of the state.

A sign stands at a community destroyed by the Camp Fire, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Paradise, California.

Trump is supposed to pay a visit to those who've been affected by the flames, White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said. "We will keep you updated on details as they are available," Walters said. 

In Southern California, the Woolsey Fire has reportedly left three people dead. The wildfire has destroyed roughly 500 structures in Malibu and neighboring areas, as it's burned more than 98,000 acres with a 62 percent containment.

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