(Chico, CA) — The deadliest wildfire in California history is claiming eight more lives tonight. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the death toll from the Camp Fire has reached 56. There are still 130 people who are unaccounted for. A body was also found earlier Wednesday in Southern California, bringing the total killed from wildfires in the past week in that state to 59. The Camp Fire burned 138-thousand acres and is 35 percent contained. It has destroyed more than ten-thousand buildings. The bodies found Wednesday were in Paradise. The fire broke out on November 8th and quickly engulfed the towns of Paradise and Concow. Many residents had very little time to evacuate. There are still 52-thousand residents who have been asked to stay out of their homes. More than 13-thousand are staying at emergency shelters.
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