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Sheriff: Eight more bodies found in Camp Fire, increasing death toll to 58

Posted: 9:42 PM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 23:15:23-05

The death toll from the ongoing Camp Fire near Paradise, California continues to grow as authorities found another eight bodies, increasing the number of confirmed dead to 58. 

The Camp Fire is the largest single wildfire in California history, now doubling the death toll of second-deadliest fire in California history. 

The number of confirmed destroyed structures also has increased to more than 10,000. 

The death toll could continue to rise as the Butte County Sheriff's Office said that nearly 100 people remain missing. Most of the missing are elderly residents of Paradise.  

One bit of good news is that officials are starting to get the fire under containment. The Camp Fire scorched 138,000 acres and is now 35 percent contained. 

Meanwhile, authorities continue to battle a massive blaze in Southern California. The Woolsey Fire has burned 98,362 acres and is 52 percent contained, officials from LA Fire said.