Northern California Fire Death Toll Rises to 63; Number of Missing Jumps to 600

Authorities announced seven more fatalities on in Northern California’s wildfire, raising the death toll of the Camp Fire to 63. The Associated Press reports the announcement came after officials searched through the town of Paradise for human remains. Authorities also raised the number of homes destroyed by the fire to 9,700. County officials said the number of people reported missing in the wake of the blaze rose to more than 600, though it is unclear if some of those on list are duplicates or have been located. The fire, which started a week ago, has displaced 52,000 people. Some 5,000 fire personnel are still fighting the deadliest wildfire in state history, as more wildfires burn in Southern California, where three people have died in blazes near Los Angeles. The region’s primary blaze—the Woolsey Fire—was reported to be 62 percent contained as of Friday morning.