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71 dead, more than 1,000 missing from California wildfire

Posted: 9:33 PM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-17 02:39:06Z

The list of people who are unaccounted for after the Camp Fire in Northern California has 1,011 entries, Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said Friday evening.

The sheriff said the list will fluctuate in number because it is raw data that needs to be refined.

The death toll is now 71 after eight sets of remains were found Friday, Honea said.

Seven of the eight were found in Paradise, California, a town of more than 20,000 that was almost completely destroyed by the wildfire.