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The Gwersyll Fire death toll has risen to 88, while 203 are still missing, Sir Butte Sheriff said during Monday's news briefing.
The wildest, most deadly and most destructive wildlife in California history were included on Sunday after burning for 17 days. It was damaged 153,336 acres (240 square miles).
Of the 88 deaths, 54 were definitely identified. A further 16 have been identified positively. Of those, 16, 13 were the inhabitants of Paradise – the town was nesting in the middle of the Sierra Nevada, being transported to a flattened land of burnt cars and home foundations.
All but two of the dead were the earliest.
"Unfortunately, many of the residues we have located have been consumed almost entirely by the fire," said sheriff Kory Honea. "What they're getting better is bones and bones."
The officers increased the death doll when a forensic laboratory decided that the two physics that were in front of them were still of a single person.
No extra traces were received on Sundays. Honea noted that a "tension" of less and less was recovered everyday.
"That is positive, because we have made good progress in encompassing the vast majority of the area that we need to include," said Honea.
Butte County has a public list of the 203 missing. Most of the missing ones come from Paradise, many of them are Magalia and some of them are from Chico, Concow, Berry Creek, Stirling City, Big Bend and Oroville.
Authorities say that 2,689 people marked as missing ones have been found.
Search and rescue crews, coroners and forensic anthropologists continue with restoration and search efforts.
The fire destroyed 13,972 homes, 528 commercial structures and 4,293 other buildings. Repair personnel continue to maintain rehabilitation where possible, according to the update on latest events.
"Many people are eager to go back to their properties and their communities," said Honea. "We are very keen to get people back to their property, but we have to do it before we can allow it to make sure that the area is safe to & # 39; the public returned. "
Many areas continue to be evacuated, including Paradise and Magalia.