California wildfire

Eighty-seven people have so far died in Northern California’s so-called “Camp Fire”, according to officials.

The state fire authority said in Cal Fire bulletin that the fire – which broke out on November 8 – was 98 percent contained.

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The office of the Butte County Sheriff said that 249 people remained unaccounted for – a steep drop from 474 missing reported earlier in the day, according to AFP report.

It was learned that only 54 of the fatalities have been identified.

At least 153,000 acres have been torched, with almost 14,000 homes and hundreds of other structures destroyed by the powerful blaze.