Five more bodies found; nearly 1,300 missing
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says emergency responders have made progress in finding people who had been reported missing in the wildfires but the list of those unaccounted for is now nearly 1,300.
Honea pleaded Saturday with the public to check out the list and to call in if they are safe. Honea says the list is growing because authorities continue to cull names from phone calls, emails and reports that came in in the early hours of the wildfire that started Nov. 8.
Authorities also say they found five more bodies Saturday in Northern California’s Camp Fire, bringing the death toll to 76.