Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea takes the podium at the 7:10 mark.
The 113,000-acre Camp Fire burning east of Chico is now the deadliest fire in state history, tying the 1933 Griffith Park wildfire in Los Angeles with 29 confirmed deaths.
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea announced at a press conference last night that six more bodies were discovered by emergency responders.
“Again, I have the very, very unfortunate and sad duty of reporting to you the number of fatalities that we currently have confirmed,” Honea said. “Today, an additional six human remains were recovered. Those remains recovered today were located in Paradise. Five of them were in homes, one was in a vehicle.”
As of this morning, the fire has destroyed 6,453 residences and 260 commercial buildings.
“Strong northeast winds are expected to continue through Monday morning,” Calfire stated this morning in its fire incident update. “Firefighters worked through the night to hold perimeter lines and provide structure defense in areas where the fire was impacting structures. Steep rugged terrain in some areas will impede control operations. Today firefighters will continue to fight the fire aggressively, provide structure defense and strategically be prepositioned in the case of any wind shifts.”
The fire remains 25 percent contained.
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