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Paradise Family Finds Refuge in Humboldt County

23 hours ago
Janell Goupil Go Fund Me

Twenty eight year old Janell Goupil held her baby while sitting at a hotel lobby in Eureka. She smiled as one year old Rhett played with the window blinds. Her other children, an eight and nine year old, started school this week and her husband is finally back at work. While living in hotels doesn’t seem like the ideal situation for most families, it’s a lot better than what the Goupils have been through in the last few weeks.

Death Toll Rises in Camp Fire And More Reported Missing

Nov 16, 2018
Cal Fire-Butte County

Cal Fire and Butte County officials updated the community on Thursday night. They stated more than 600 people are now reported missing in Butte County. Additionally, seven more bodies were found. In total, 63 people are dead. This number could change as new information comes out from the Butte County Sheriff's Office. 

More Fatalities Reported in Camp Fire

Nov 14, 2018
Cal Fire

**UPDATE:   Cal Fire has reported more fatalities due to the Camp Fire. Officials have confirmed 56 people are dead. The additional deaths were found in the town of Paradise. Close to 300 people are now reported missing. 

Cal Fire also released this video on Governor Jerry Brown's visit to Butte County.

Cal Fire held a press conference on Tuesday night to discuss recent updates on the Camp Fire in Butte County. They’ve reported that the fire has burned 130,000 acres and is 35 percent contained. So far 8,817 structures have been destroyed with 7,600 being residential homes.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office reports that close to 52,000 people have evacuated and about 1,385 people are in shelters. Hundreds of people are also reported missing or unaccounted for. On Tuesday, more fatalities were reported by Police Sergeant Darren Wyatt who updated the community. 

Camp Fire Updates

Nov 12, 2018
California Highway Patrol-Valley Division

**UPDATE:  The Camp Fire has now killed 42 people which makes it the deadliest in California history. On Monday, firefighters discovered the remains of 13 more victims. The fire has now scorched 117,000 acres and is 30 percent contained. According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office more than 200 people remain missing. 

The Butte County Sheriff's Office also posted an update on road closures via Twitter. They state that the Evacuation Warning for the area of Thermalito is lifted. This includes the area of Highway 99 east to Highway 70 from Highway 162 north to Highway 149.