The death toll from California’s fires has risen to 82 — and nearly 700 people are still missing

The death toll from the California wildfires has risen to 82. Around 700 people are still missing.

The Camp Fire in Northern California destroyed an entire town in less than a day and has killed at least 79 people, making it the deadliest fire in the state’s history. It was 70% contained on Tuesday morning.

The Woolsey Fire, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has burned more than 150 square miles and is over 95% contained.

California wildfires are becoming so frequent and pervasive that local officials say there’s almost no need for the term “wildfire season” anymore.

The flames from California’s deadliest wildfire have mostly retreated into forested, unpopulated areas of the state, but the death toll is still rising.

Roughly 700 people are still missing, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office’s imprecise count.

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