11 Still Missing after Deadly California Wildfire

Number of the dead is also revised

 

In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, search and rescue workers search for human remains at a trailer park burned out from the Camp fire in Paradise, Calif. About three weeks after a fire leveled a Northern California town, confusion remains and officials continue trying to determine who of the those still listed as unaccounted for are really missing, which is not easy. Some families meet frustration in their search while others who escaped the inferno are surprised to find themselves listed as missing. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

 

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The sheriff in a Northern California county where dozens were killed by a deadly wildfire says only 11 people remain on a list of missing people.

The number of missing in Butte County at one point hit 1,300 amid the chaos and confusion after the Nov. 8 Camp Fire.

Sheriff Kory Honea says officials will work to track down the remaining people in the coming days.

On Monday, he also revised down the number of dead. He says 85 have died in the blaze, not 88 as previously reported. Honea says DNA testing showed remains that had been separated belonged to a single person.

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