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California Camp Fire death toll hits 84 as flash flood warnings are issued

California Camp Fire death toll hits 84 as flash flood warnings are issued. Photo: Democracy Now

California Camp Fire death toll hits 84 as flash flood warnings are issued.  Photo: Democracy Now

San Francisco, November 21 (RHC)-- The death toll for the Northern California Camp Fire has now reached at least 84, while the number of missing persons has dropped to 700.  

According to reports, the wildfire is now 70 percent contained as search and rescue efforts continue in Paradise, which was decimated by the flames, with nearly twelve thousand homes destroyed and over one hundred fifty thousand acres burned. 

With area shelters filled to capacity, displaced residents now face the question of where to go.  Hundreds of people living in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the city of Chico, California have been asked to leave, but many camps are reportedly still up.

Meanwhile, rain is forecast in Northern California from Wednesday through Friday, prompting a flash flood warning for the region, as major storms threaten to further complicate living conditions for those sleeping outdoors, as well as hamper ongoing search efforts.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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