MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):
6:30 p.m. Saturday
Sheriff says remains of five more people found in Northern California wildfire rubble, bringing death toll to 76.
Nearly 1,300 people are unaccounted for.
The fire is burning at 149,000 acres and is 55 percent contained, Cal Fire reports.
6:30 p.m. Friday
Eight additional bodies have been recovered in the northern California wildfire burning in Butte County.
The death toll is now at 71.
1,000 people are reported to be missing, the sheriff says.
The fire is burning at 146,000 acres and is 50 percent contained.
6:40 p.m. Thursday
The Butte County Sheriff announced several bodies were found within the last 24 hours, in a news conference Thursday night.
Sheriff Kory Honea says seven bodies were found among the rubble of the Camp Fire’s destructive path, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 63 in the deadliest wildfire in state history.
The announcement came Thursday as authorities continued to search the devastated town of Paradise for human remains.
More than 5,000 fire personnel were battling the blaze that started a week ago and has displaced 52,000 people.
631 people are unaccounted for, the sheriff says, adding that it’s a 501 person increase.