(Update) Over 1,276 reported missing in area of California Fire
Joseph Bonner has contributed to this story.
Sources confirmed. The Camp fires have been deemed “the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history.” 63 total people have been confirmed dead, and the devastation on land and property continues. The president has already declared the affected areas as a disaster zones and has approved any form of quick responses.
The Camp fire has how burned over 125,000 acres of land and it’s only at a whopping 30 percent containment. Over 6,500 homes and 260 commercial properties have been destroyed. Butte County’s Sheriff’s Office reported they expect more victims to be found once they are able to return to the now “safe,” burned areas.
According to authorities, the Northern California Camp Fire's death toll has been raised to 56. FEMA also reported 297 people still unaccounted for. 8,700 homes and 138,000 acres of land have been completely destoyed. California Governor Jerry Brown said, "This is so devastating that I don't really have the words to describe it." He also described the impacted areas as a "war zone." Fires are only at 35 percent containment as of Wednesday night.
A Butte County shelter health official Lisa Almaguer also confirmed that there is a norovirus outbreak inside. Out of the 179 evacuees present in the shelter, 21 are il wit this contagious virus. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus coming from contaminated food and water and can be contracted by having direct contact with the sick individual. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.
Over 600 reported missing.
Death toll grew to 76, while 1,276 are still missing. Total acres burned is now over 250,000.