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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 10:53 PM

Death toll from Camp Fire rises to 76 as searchers find five more remains

Source: CNN

The task is painstaking and painful. A searcher is given the name of someone who is unaccounted for and an address.

A team heads over to the property, more than likely one where every evidence of life has been wiped out by flames. Many of the searchers are local and have lost their own homes. Now they look to see whether they can find the remains of their neighbors.

Five more sets of remains were found Saturday, Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said. There are now at least 76 dead from the Camp Fire, which has obliterated more structures and lives than any previous fire in California.
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A list of people unaccounted for has more than 1,200 names on it. Officials hope they find those people at shelters, or that missing people were simply without phone service and will eventually call in, or that they will figure out duplicate names when reconciling the list.
They are also trying to help thousands of people who did make it out alive but have nowhere to go, except for the parking lot of a Walmart and other places that are hosting thousands in their vehicles and tents....(more)

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/17/us/california-fires-week-2/index.html

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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:39 PM

1. This is horrifyingly sad.

Especially thinking about how most of these people probably died.

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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:57 AM

2. Every time I see a victim on the news and they talk about what they went

through and are currently going through I start crying again. The little kids are being so brave. It is below freezing at night and they are sleeping in tents or in their cars. Thanksgiving and Christmas suck for too many people this year. It is beyond terrible. My anger towards greedy, uber rich GOP Climate Change deniers in office and the people who vote for them is larger than the fires. I would like to show them what else a rake can be used for but their heads are already too far up that space to fit.

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Mon Nov 19, 2018, 01:10 PM

3. 100 years ago, Cloquet, Minnesota burned.

 

I hope that the Camp fire does not reach the proportions of the fire a century ago. Modern technology makes a difference, the terrain and dryness in California make for much worse conditions. 15,000 acres have burned in the Camp fire, I read that up to 30,000 acres may burn before it is over.

In October of 1918, a fire started along rail lines and burned a wide swath of forest reaching Duluth and the North Shore. Estimates range from 450 to 1000 for the number that died. Public records were not as well kept, resulting the the large range of the estimates. My Great grandparents lost their farm in Hermantown, fortunately everyone was in Duluth and unharmed. 250,000 acres burned in Cloquet and the surrounding area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloquet_fire

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