Camp Fire Victims Sue PG&E, Claiming Negligence Led To Butte County Inferno

Camp Fire Victims Sue PG&E, Claiming Negligence Led To Butte County Inferno

Camp Fire Victims Sue PG&E, Claiming Negligence Led To Butte County Inferno

The number of people evacuated was down by about half from the day before, to around 100,000, authorities said, and the fire was partially contained.

He also said he's going to rebuild his home.

As parts of Butte County have been deemed safe, search teams and coroners have found more victims of the fire; the Butte County Sheriff's Office reported late Monday that workers had found 13 more people who had died from the fire, adding to the 29 who had already been located.

Five days after the blaze, over 1,000 people were at more than a half-dozen shelters set up for evacuees. Of those cases, 231 individuals had turned up safe, he said. Authorities said they were bringing in cadaver dogs, two portable morgue units from the military and an additional 160 search and rescue personnel to help find human remains.

It's a grim reality driven home by scenes from all around the state, especially the town of Paradise, California, which has been all but wiped out by the Camp Fire, now the deadliest fire in the state's history.

Full information about evacuations and road closures is listed on the Cal Fire pages for the Camp fire and the Woolsey fire.

PG&E had no comment on the email, and state officials said the cause of the inferno was under investigation.

Forty-four people are confirmed dead in the fires that broke out last Thursday.

Paradise, which is home to many elderly retirees and has experienced an unusually dry fall, was virtually razed to the ground by the fast-moving "Camp Fire" blaze.

Crews have managed to carve containment lines around 30 percent of the Camp Fire perimeter, an area encompassing 117,000 acres of scorched, smoldering terrain.

They have also sent out love, thoughts and prayers (Lady Gaga), thanked fire brigades (Robin Thicke) or expressed anger with President Donald Trump for blaming the disaster on what he called careless management by state fire officials (Katy Perry).

Winds of up to 40 miles per hour (64 km per hour) were expected to continue in Southern California through Tuesday, heightening the risk of fresh blazes ignited by scattered embers.

What caused the Woolsey Fire?

More than 130,000 acres of land are still burning in Butte County as officials said almost 6,000 firefighting personnel continue to assist in the area, where 35 percent of the fire was contained.

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