A scorched fire hydrant stands near a vehicle burned by the Camp Fire in the town of Paradise in Butte County on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, more than a week after the fire broke out. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A scorched fire hydrant stands near a vehicle burned by the Camp Fire in the town of Paradise in Butte County on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, more than a week after the fire broke out. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Camp Fire update: 77 now dead, 993 still listed as missing

SACRAMENTO — The number of reported dead in Butte County’s Camp Fire did not increase overnight, remaining at 77 on Monday morning, Cal Fire said in an incident report.
The toll had increased by one on Sunday, when the remains of one person were found in an outdoor location in Butte Creek Canyon. Of the 77 dead, 67 have been tentatively identified, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

A total of 993 people were still reported missing, said Miranda Bowersox, a spokeswoman for the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday.

There are now 1,318 people accounted for in the area, Bowersox said, an increase of 604 from Saturday.

The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, the Camp Fire has destroyed more than 15,000 structures total, including more than 11,700 homes, according the Monday morning incident report.

The report said fire activity “ranged from minimal to moderate” overnight.

The 151,000-acre fire has reached 66 percent containment, Cal Fire reported as of 7 a.m.

Earlier Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office announced that evacuation orders for Hamlin Canyon and Lower Neal had been reduced to warnings, reopening them first to residents and then the general public, although many other evacuation orders are still in place.

Authorities also lifted the evacuation order for Stilson Canyon Road from Humboldt Road to Lazy S Lane, according to the Sheriff’s Office.California

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