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Camp Fire death toll climbs to 76, nearly 1,300 remain unaccounted for

Camp Fire death toll climbs to 76, nearly 1,300 remain unaccounted for
Posted at 9:42 PM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 00:42:47-05

The death toll from the Camp Fire has grown to 76 people and nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for, according to the Butte County Sheriff. 

The Camp Fire has burned 149,000 acres and is currently 55% contained. Five more people were found dead in wildfire rubble on Saturday, bringing the total dead to 76 people. Three people have been injured in the fire and more than 12,000 structures have been destroyed. For a full list of road closures and evacuations, visit Cal Fire's website.

The Woolsey Fire has burned 98,362 acres and is currently 84% contained. Three people have died, and three firefighters have been injured in the fire. 836 structures have been destroyed. For a full list of road closures and evacuations, visit Cal Fire's website.

The Hill Fire is 100% contained, according to an update from Cal Fire. The Hill Fire burned 4,531 acres in Ventura County. Four structures were destroyed and two were damaged. According to the Cal Fire incident page, no one was injured or killed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Cal Fire.