Holding Out Slim Hope As Crews Search For More Fire Dead

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) – More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from the Camp Fire as anxious relatives visited shelters and called police hoping to find loved ones alive. Lisa Jordan drove 600 miles from Yakima, Washington, to search for her uncle, Nick Clark, and his wife, Anne Clark, of Paradise. Anne Clark suffers from multiple sclerosis and is unable to walk. No one knows if they were able to evacuate, or even if their house still exists, she said. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea updated the confirmed fatality number of 42 Monday night. That figure is almost certain to spike following the blaze that last week destroyed Paradise, a town of 27,000. Authorities were bringing in two mobile morgue units and requesting 150 search and rescue personnel. Officials were unsure of the exact number of missing.


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