Camp Fire Almost Completely Contained as Death Toll Reaches 85

PARADISE — Authorities announced Saturday night there has been more fatalities in the Camp Fire, bringing the death toll from it to 85.

They also say the fire is 98 percent contained. The blaze that started Nov. 8 leveled Paradise, destroying more than 13,000 homes.

The Camp Fire quickly became the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says  249 names remain on the missing list.

Authorities stressed that many of the people on the list may be safe and unaware they have been reported missing.