Authorities: 9 Confirmed Dead in Northern California Wildfire

November 09, 2018 10:43 PM

Authorities say nine people have been confirmed dead in a Northern California wildfire.

Butte County Sheriff Korey Honea said Friday only one of the nine people who died the wildfire was found inside a home.

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Honea said that three people were found outside homes and four people inside vehicles. He said another victim was found near a vehicle.

All the victims were found in the town of Paradise, which was evacuated as a result of the fire.


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Authorities say they conducted numerous rescues Friday as they fought the flames, including using helicopters to rescue five people in the nearby community of Magalia.

The sheriff says they have taken 35 reports of missing people.

Firee officials said the wildfire has destroyed more than 6,500 structures and grown to 140 square miles.

Fire officials said destroyed structures include 6,453 homes and another 260 commercial structures. 

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