Northern California wildfire death toll at 77 after more human remains found
|globalnews.ca 18 Nov 2018 at 20:57|
Authorities say one more set of human remains was found Sunday, bringing the total number killed in a devastating California wildfire to 77.
A state incident report released Sunday evening says the flames destroyed more than 10,500 homes.
Over a thousand names remain on a list of those unaccounted for after the so-called Camp Fire swept through the rural town of Paradise on Nov. 8. Authorities stressed that many of those may be safe and unaware they have been reported missing.
Hundreds of volunteers are sifting through ash and debris, searching for human remains before expected rains complicate their efforts. The predicted downpours could wash away telltale fragments of bone, or turn loose, dry ash into a thick paste that would frustrate the search.