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California Wildfire Death Toll Grows with Hundreds Missing

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The death toll from the Camp Fire in Northern California has grown to 63 people and a list of people unaccounted for has 631 names on it, Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said Thursday evening, Armenpress reports citing CNN.

Seven sets of remains were discovered Thursday, he said.

At least two other people have been killed in another major wildfire in Southern California.

The overall death toll climbed to 66.

Hundreds of people arrived Wednesday to the Northern California communities ravaged by the deadly Camp Fire, searching for human remains while authorities tried to track down 130 people who are unaccounted for after the blaze, CNN reports.

The majority of the missing live in Paradise, which is a town of 27,000 residents, many of them retirees. About 461 people and 22 cadaver dogs are searching the town and other communities, Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said.

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