Horrific – California ‘Camp Fire’ Death Toll Climbs to 56 – Hundreds of People Remain Missing…

Terrible news from the region just north of Sacramento California where the devastating ‘Camp Fire’ impacted the town of Paradise.  Late Wednesday evening search and recovery workers located another eight sets of human remains bringing the total death toll from this single fire event to 56.   The death toll is anticipated to climb…

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and FEMA Director Brock Long visited the devastated area today to thank firefighters and rescue workers.  The search for bodies is gruesome as some human remains are found inside burned structures and others outside.

CALIFORNIA – 9 p.m. ET: As of Wednesday night, eight more human remains have been found, bringing the death toll to 56. Six of them were found inside structures and two were found outside. Statewide, the death toll is 59 (including three from the Woolsey Fire).

There have been more than 10,000 structures destroyed by the Camp Fire, including homes. The total amount of evacuated residents remains at 52,000 people.

The Camp Fire containment remains at 35 percent. Some 138,000 acres have been scorched.

Authorities searching through the blackened aftermath of California’s deadliest wildfire Wednesday released the names of some 130 people who are unaccounted, including many in their 80s and 90s, and dozens more could still be unaccounted for.

As the names of the missing were made public, additional crews joined the search. “We want to be able to cover as much ground as quickly as we possibly can,” Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. “This is a very difficult task.”

A sheriff’s department spokeswoman, Megan McMann, acknowledged that the list of the missing was incomplete. She said detectives were concerned about being overwhelmed with calls from relatives if the entire list were released.  (read more)

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287 Responses to Horrific – California ‘Camp Fire’ Death Toll Climbs to 56 – Hundreds of People Remain Missing…

  1. lurker2 says:

    I heard this morning that some people are trying to blame electric line problems. I don’t know if there’s anything to it, but on one of the networks this morning there was video of this snowflake woman who was so ready to blame the fires on a company she can sue instead of some random unknown person or the weather. And because what I am currently intepreting as snowflakery now the electric company’s stock price has dropped.

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  2. gotoJoseph says:

    Prayers are being offered at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin, sacred ground that was miraculously protected from the worst fire in U.S. history. https://www.shrineofourladyofgoodhelp.com

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  3. Phil says:

    I suppose the real experts on forest fires are kinda busy right now. I am not denigrating everyones’s conjectures. I am just saying there are probably some firefighters who could adequately answer all our questions and make sense for the layman. I would trust an experienced firefighter to give me straight answers before any Californian politician.

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  4. snailmailtrucker says:

    If you still Voluntarily live in Calif…..

    Boo F-ing Hoo !

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  5. chowgirl says:

    After seeing the proposed high speed rail map vs the fires map, my gut sank.
    Is this terrorism?

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  6. InAz says:

    Around the year 2002 a fungus problem started in California. It is believed to have been brought in by a plant nursery.

    It is Phyophthora ramorum.

    The fungus attacks certain plants, but as time passed the fungus attacked other plants that “experts” said were safe from the fungus.

    Oak and conifer trees in California have been decimated by this fungus. The fungus is now
    in Oregon. Arizona is worried that the fungus will come to the state.

    California did not try very hard to stop the spread of this fungus. Typical of communists. This is just one problem of why the California forests are susceptible to raging fires.

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  7. Phil says:

    This past year I read Fire On The Rim A Firefighter’s season at the Grand Canyon by Stephen J. Pyne. I found it fascinating what the firefighters go through and it occurred to me how difficult this job is to do and not get killed. Also I was fortunate to travel beside a Navajo Hotshot girl on the first flight I took in 25 years. I thought the group was an athletic team of some sorts. They all wore the same shirts. She was one of the very few female forest firefighters there are. In conversation she replied the most important lifesaving tool recently implemented was the fire blankets they use. That was because one whole crew of a different unit in the recent past was engulfed and perished in a fire without escape. These are professionals that lost their lives because of the ferocity and quickness of western fires. I have no doubt she is out there fighting right now.

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    • George Hicks says:

      They’re not really blankets (and yes, they do refer to the as blankets), they are more like mini sleeping bags made from a ceramic fiber, a material similar to the coating used by NASA for re-entry heat protection. They look like thin, little mylar sheets, the firefighters crawl into them for protection as the fire roars over them…I would imagine the experience must be terrifying.

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    • annieoakley says:

      She is referring to the Hotshots who were killed near Glenwood Springs Colorado. I live near
      Glenwood and lived through several wildfires there. We have a park with a memorial for each young person killed on that hillside. In addition there is a memorial on the hill at the exact spot each deployed their shelter and were yet overcome. I have hiked it several times.

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      • George Hicks says:

        Twenty years ago, at 4 p.m. on July 6, a wave of flame swept along a ridge on Colorado’s Storm King Mountain, killed 14 firefighters, and became a benchmark for wildland firefighting with repercussions that continue to this day.
        https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140704-south-canyon-wildfire-colorado-wildlands-fire/

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      • Phil says:

        Additional info I failed to add. Pyne’s book was about the time in the late 1970’s that he was a firefighter. The young girl firefighter I met was referring to the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in 2013 at Yarnell Mountain. This was more personal to them. The 14 firefighters who died at Glenwood Springs in the 90’s perished in similar fashion as the Granite Mountain Hotshots. It just goes to show how unpredictable fires can be. It also shows how dedicated these firefighters are in dangerous events.
        From the 70’s through the 90’s up to today we have dedicated men and women willing to risk their lives to save others. Perhaps we need to not only rethink how to stop this but to put it into action. We have the knowledge and the tools but we need the conviction of …….yeah, you guessed it.

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    • Orygun says:

      I was on a fire in WA state that had an all woman hotshot crew and as I recall they were from the Apache reservation. Hotshot crews are like the Marines very gungho.
      The Japanese during WWII tried to start fires in our woodlands because of the utter devastation with very little effort on their part. After spending several years fighting fires out on the line and camping lightning strikes, I am convinced this is the left deliberately starting fires. Locally where I live there has been a rash of fires and they are starting in unlikely places and for no apparent reason.
      The left is taking a page out of the terrorism book of the Japanese. A dozen people could be behind all of this. If found they should be executed.

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  8. Ventura Highway says:

    Everyone here coming up with these crackpot conspiracy theories need to stop. You are showing your ignorance. It was a forest fire plain and simple. California is in a multi year drought. When the wind blows like that there is no stopping it.

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