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Another victim of the deadly Camp Fire dies

Posted at 8:38 AM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 13:01:13-04

PARADISE, Calif. — The deadliest wildfire in California history is setting a new record after another victim of the Camp Fire passed away.

Paul Ernest, 72, of paradise died due to complications from third-degree burns. The nation watched with horror last November as the Camp Fire ravaged the town of Paradise and surrounding communities. Destroying nearly 14,000 residences, the fire left more than 50,000 people homeless.

According to investigators with the department of forestry and fire protection electrical lines owned and operated by PG&E are what caused the devastating fire.