Death toll in massive California wildfire revised down by one

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The death toll in California’s deadliest and quite a few destructive wildfire was revised down by one, to 85, on Thursday by way of a sheriff who testified that remains initially thought to be belong to two different people turned out to be of your same individual.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the amount of people still considered missing or unaccounted for a direct consequence of the Camp Fire had happen to be reduced by one following a man with that list was captured on an arrest warrant.

The Camp Fire started on Nov. 8 and quickly incinerated the vast majority of Sierra foothills town of Paradise, about 175 miles (280 km) north of S . fransisco, destroying 18,500 homes.

Most in the fatalities in the blaze were in Paradise.

At 85, the casualty toll from your Camp Fire stands when the greatest deaths from a single wildfire on record in California, and then the highest from any U.S. wildfire in the past century.