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A view of homes destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, US November 11, 2018. Image Credit: Reuters


Chico, California: A sheriff here said 228 people are still unaccounted for in the massive wildfire described by the local media as "catastrophic".

Meanwhile, more than 4,000 are fighting the Camp and Woolsey Fires in California that have burned over 170,000 acres.

There are at least 52,000 who have evacuated, and the families of the 11 who have died. The destruction is catastrophic.

By the numbers

  • Death toll from wildfires ravaging on both ends of California has risen to at 31
  • Entire city of Paradise, a town of about 27,000 people, nearly decimated
  • 228 people still missing
  • In Southern California, the "Woolsey Fire" tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes.
  • More than 250,000 people have evacuated due to wildfires in Southern California

Paradaise, California: Authorities have reported 6 additional deaths in a Northern California, raising the death toll to 31, and making it the deadliest wildfire on record in California history.

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The "Camp Fire" in the north destroyed more than 6,700 structures, almost all of them homes. Woolsey Fire" tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes. Along with the Hill Fire, it prompted evacuation orders for more than 250,000 people. Image Credit: CBS

Butte County Sheriff Cory Honea said the human remains recovered on Sunday included five bodies found at homes and one in a vehicle in Paradise.

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Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire as it continues to burn in West Hills, California, U.S., November 11, 2018. Image Credit: Reuter

He also announced that 228 people remain unaccounted for since the fire began Thursday and incinerated the foothill town.

The state-wide total of deaths from wildfires reached 31.

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