September 23, 2023


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Death toll rises to 23 in California wildfire


(from the net)
The Camp Fire in Northern California has already claimed 23 lives as of this posting. It includes the 14 sets of remains discovered on Saturday, Nov. 10. This was according to Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea.
The coroner said that 10 of the victims were recovered from the town of Paradise and 7 of these were found inside homes while the 3 were outside. The were 2 found inside cars and 2 were in houses in Concow.
The 3 major wildfires in California have already destroyed a record number of buildings and have displaced more than 300,000 people.
The fire has killed 9 people in Northern California and also 2 in Southern California. According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Chief John Benedict the charred remains of two people were found in a car in Malibu, but homicide investigators are currently working on the case.
The Camp Fire is the largest of the three major fires, reaching to 105,000 acres by Saturday morning.  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire said it is the most destructive fire in the state’s modern history. The Woolsey Fire doubled in size overnight, growing to 70,000 acreswhile the Hill Fire was at 4,500 acres.

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