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List of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops sharply

List of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops sharplyThe confirmed death toll from the Camp Fire stood unchanged from the past few days at 88, but the newly revised roster of people still unaccounted for came as welcome news three weeks after flames ravaged the Sierra foothills town of Paradise. At a news conference on Wednesday night, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said search and recovery teams had finished combing through the ruins of approximately 18,000 homes and other buildings incinerated by the blaze. The missing-persons list then consisted of 196 names, though Honea said he was hopeful that many individuals would eventually turn up alive as they realized that loved ones were looking for them.



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Camp Fire Death Toll Climbs To 76 As Missing Person List Swells To Almost 1,300

Camp Fire Death Toll Climbs To 76 As Missing Person List Swells To Almost 1,300The death toll from Northern California's Camp fire now stands at 76 after



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California wildfires: List of missing passes 600 as hunt for victims continues

California wildfires: List of missing passes 600 as hunt for victims continuesA search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. At least 63 people have been confirmed dead in the Camp Fire, which erupted a week ago in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles north of San Francisco and now ranks as one of the most lethal single US wildfires since the turn of the last century. Authorities attributed the high death toll in part to the staggering speed with which the wind-driven flames, fueled by desiccated scrub and trees, raced with little warning through Paradise, a town of 27,000. Nearly 12,000 homes and buildings, including most of the town, were incinerated last Thursday night hours after the blaze erupted, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has said. A property reduced to ashes is seen in Paradise, California Credit: AFP What was left was a ghostly, smoky expanse of empty lots covered in ash and strewn with twisted wreckage and debris. Thousands of additional structures were still threatened by the blaze, and as many as 50,000 people were under evacuation orders at the height of the blaze. An army of firefighters, many from distant states, labored to contain and suppress the flames. The revised official roster of 630 individuals whose whereabouts and fate remained unknown is more than double the 297 listed earlier in the day by the Butte County Sheriff's Office. California wildfires in pictures: Flames ravage Paradise and celebrity enclave of Malibu Sheriff Kory Honea said nearly 300 people initially reported as unaccounted for had been found alive. He said the list of missing would keep fluctuating with names being added and others removed, either because they turn up safe or are identified among the dead. The higher confirmed death toll, and rising number of those unaccounted for, were revealed at an evening news briefing by Honea, who said the remains of seven more Camp Fire victims had been located since Wednesday's tally of 56. How the wildfire in Paradise developed The sheriff has asked relatives of the missing to submit DNA samples to hasten identification of the dead. But he acknowledged some of those unaccounted for may never be conclusively found. The Butte County disaster coincided with a flurry of smaller blazes in Southern California, including the Woolsey Fire, which has been linked with three fatalities and destroyed at least 500 structures in the mountains and foothills near the Malibu coast west of Los Angeles. The latest blazes have capped a pair of calamitous wildfire seasons in California that scientists largely attribute to prolonged drought they say is symptomatic of climate change. The cause of the fires are under investigation. But two electric utilities have said they sustained equipment problems close to the origins of the blazes around the time they were reported. The White House said on Thursday that President Donald Trump, who has been criticized as having politicized the fires by casting blame on forest mismanagement, plans to visit the fire zones on Saturday to meet displaced residents. 10 California wildfires with largest death toll Cal Fire said that 40 percent of the Camp Fire's perimeter had been contained, up from 35 percent, even as the blaze footprint grew 2,000 acres to 141,000 acres (57,000 hectares). Containment of the Woolsey fire grew to 57 percent. But smoke and soot spread far and wide. Public schools in Sacramento and districts 90 miles (145 km) to the south, and as far away as San Francisco and Oakland, said Friday's classes would be canceled as the Camp Fire worsened air quality. Those who survived the flames but lost homes were moving in temporarily with friends or relatives or bunking down in American Red Cross shelters. At a shelter set in a church in nearby Oroville, a bulletin board was plastered with dozens of photos of missing people, along with messages and phone numbers. Church officials posted lists of names they received in phone calls from people searching for friends and family. Evacuees are asked to check the boards to see if their names appear. Volunteer rescue workers search for human remains in the rubble of burned homes in Paradise Credit: AP Many others found haven at an encampment that sprang up in the parking lot outside a still-open Walmart store in Paradise, where dozens of evacuees pitched tents or slept in their cars. Part of the lot was roped off as a distribution center for clothes, food and coffee. Portable toilets were also brought in. Evacuees milling in the parking lot faced morning temperatures that dropped to just above freezing and many wore breathing masks for protection from lingering smoke. Nicole and Eric Montague, along with their 16-year-old daughter, showed up for free food but have been living with extended family in the neighboring city of Chico, in a one-bedroom apartment filled with 15 people and nine dogs. They recounted being stunned at how swiftly the fire roared through Paradise the first night. "We didn’t have any time to react," Eric said. "The news didn’t even know the fire was coming. It just happened so quick." Nicole said she fled once her home's mailbox caught fire and neighbors' propane tanks began exploding. Facing walls of flames and traffic gridlock, her evacuation with her daughter was so harrowing that she called her husband to say farewell. "I called him and said, 'Honey, I'm not going to make it. I love you,'" Nicole said.



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Camp Fire’s Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74

Camp Fire’s Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74The number of names on the missing person's list for Northern California's



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Crews search for California fire victims as list of missing grows

Crews search for California fire victims as list of missing growsThe search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday as authorities posted an expanded list of nearly 300 people reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. At least 56 people have been confirmed dead so far in the Camp Fire, which erupted a week ago in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco and now ranks as one of the most lethal single U.S. wildfires since the turn of the last century. Authorities attributed the high death toll in part to the staggering speed with which the wind-driven flames, fueled by desiccated scrub, raced through the town Paradise, a town of 27,000 residents.



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California fire has claimed 63 as missing list grows to 631

California fire has claimed 63 as missing list grows to 631MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — At least 63 are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing after the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century.



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List of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving 2018

List of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving 2018While many stores push the limits of Black Friday and offer store hours on



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Jamie Dimon Joins Growing List Of Business Leaders Skipping Saudi Conference

Jamie Dimon Joins Growing List Of Business Leaders Skipping Saudi ConferenceJamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, and Bill Ford, chairman of the



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Royal wedding guest list: Who will Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank invite?

Royal wedding guest list: Who will Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank invite?The second royal wedding of the year will take place on October 12, with preparations for Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brookbank's nuptials no doubt well underway.  With less than a month to go, the flowers will most likely have been chosen, cakes tasted and selected and the invitations sent out. But who will have received one? Here is everything we know so far about the guest list, from royal family members to celebrity friends. Princess Eugenie's royal wedding | Read more Family members Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows in front of more than 30 members of the Royal family, which give us an idea of what to expect for the upcoming royal nuptials. The princess' grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip, are sure to attend – as are her uncle and aunt, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Naturally the Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Eugenie's parents, will also play a large role in the proceedings. Princess Eugenie announced in an interview with British Vogue earlier this year that her older sister Princess Beatrice will play a central role, as Maid of Honour. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to attend the wedding – in a much more relaxed capacity than their previous trip to Windsor, no doubt – before their 20-day trip abroad. On their itinerary is Sydney for the Invictus Games, Fiji and New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, pictured here at the WellChild Awards earlier this month, are likely to attend Credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also expected to attend, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte expected to be in the bridal party as pageboy and flower girl once again. Prince George and Princess Charlotte already know the score – as well as performing those roles at the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Markle earlier this year, they also did so at the wedding of Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister, to James Matthews in May last year. Prince Louis, who was less than a month old by the time of Prince Harry's wedding and was not present, is likely to be cared for by a nanny close by. Maud Windsor, the daughter of Lord Freddie Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman, is also rumoured to be a flower girl at the wedding. The four year-old is in the same class as Prince George, the eldest child of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at St Thomas’ School in Battersea. Princess Charlotte sticks out her tongue as she rides in a car to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Markle Credit: Andrew Milligan/pool photo via AP Other royal relatives are likely to include The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester – all of whom are neighbours of the engaged couple at Kensington Palace.  The Princess Royal, the Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mark Tindall are also expected to be on the guest list. It is not yet confirmed whether any members of other royal families from around the world will attend the ceremony. Mr Brooksbank is the son of George Brooksbank, a 68 year-old chartered accountant and company director, and his wife Nicola, 64, both of whom are expected to play a central role in the wedding. The groom's younger brother Thomas, 29, could be chosen as best man. Newsletter Promotion – Royal Appointment – in article Newsletter Promotion – Royal Appointment – in article Celebrity friends There are rumours George Clooney and his wife Amal will be in Windsor once again this October as the A-list actor has a connection to the groom. Wine merchant Mr Brooksbank is a brand ambassador for Casamigos Tequila, a company owned by George Clooney. Rande Gerber, the husband of Cindy Crawford, is also a founder of Casamigos, which means the couple may have received an invitation too.  Princess Eugenie is close friends with model Cara Delevingne, singer Ellie Goulding, and the Duke of Sussex's former girlfriends Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, all of whom are expected to attend. Karlie Kloss accompanied Ellie Goulding and the princess on a trip to Jordan earlier this year, leading some to wonder if she will make an appearance in Windsor in October. The daughter of Robbie Williams, five-year-old Theodora Rose, will reportedly be a flower girl at the wedding, which means we can expect to see the singer and his wife, Ayda Field, in the pews. The ex-Take That star and his wife have been friends with Eugenie and her sister, Princess Beatrice, for several years.  Louis de Givenchy and Ines de Givenchy, the children of the JP Morgan banker Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe, are rumoured to be pageboy and flower girl respectively; their parents are friends with Mr Williams and his wife. James Blunt, who attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earlier this year, is expected to be at Princess Eugenie's wedding. His wife Sofia Wellesley is the daughter of Lord and Lady John Henry Wellesley and he is a regular at Royal occasions. Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe became friendly with Princess Eugenie while lived in New York, working for the fine art auction house Paddle8. Plus, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have been seen dining and on holiday with Princess Beatrice over the years; if they want to attend a royal wedding they may have asked their friend to convince her sister to send an invitation their way. The most stylish guests from Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle Members of the public The couple are inviting 1,200 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle for their October wedding, following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Announcing details of the wedding, a spokesman for Buckingham Palace said the couple would be inviting members of the public to share their day. "The couple are delighted to announce an opportunity for 1,200 people from across the United Kingdom to be invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the experience of their special day," a spokesman said. "The attendees will view the arrival of the congregation and members of the Royal Family, listen to a live broadcast of the marriage service and watch as the bride and groom depart St George's Chapel at the end of the ceremony." Following the ceremony, the newlyweds will undertake a carriage ride through the town of Windsor, where members of the public will be able to get a glimpse of the couple. Royal wedding (Princess Eugenie): Procession route According to Buckingham Palace, the carriage will journey through the grounds of Windsor Castle, enter the town at Castle Hill and proceed along Windsor High Street, then return to the castle grounds at Cambridge Gate.  Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank will also invite members of the Windsor community, representatives from their favourite charities, residents of the castle and some Royal Household staff to stand in the grounds, along with children from the local schools which Princess Eugenie attended. 



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