California Camp Fire Death Toll Rises to 83, 500+ Missing

The death toll from Northern California’s Camp Fire rose to 83, and hundreds are still missing in the aftermath of the deadliest wildfire in state history, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said at a Wednesday press conference. The number of unaccounted people dropped to 536, around 200 fewer than what was reported earlier this week. In total, the California wildfires in both Northern and Southern California have taken 86 lives. Reuters reports four to six inches of rain are expected to fall in areas around the town of Paradise, which was decimated by the Camp Fire. While the rain is expected to help firefighters control the blaze, Honea also said rain was a “concern” due to “the potential for mudflows” that could pull rescue teams out of the field.