Update (Dec. 6, 2018)

In an update Thursday, the Butte County Sheriff's Department announced that the number of people missing due to the Camp Fire has gone down to six.

Zero human remains were found on Thursday and the fatality count remains at 85.

Of the 85 dead, 35 have been tentatively identified and 47 have been positively identified.

The department also released the name of Forrest Rea, who has been added to the list of those killed in the fire. Rea was an 89-year-old resident of Paradise, Calif.

Update (4:10 p.m., Dec. 5, 2018):

PARADISE, Calif. -- In a press conference Wednesday evening, Butte County Sheriff Korey Honea updated the number of missing to 10, saying that the number of deceased remains at 85.

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Officials said they have received more than 1,000 requests for escorts into evacuated areas. So far they have been able to complete 268 and another 184 were cleared because the zones they were in have since been opened.

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Butte County Officials now have a donations and volunteer page on buttecountyrecovers.org. Click here to notify officials if you have available resources that you would like to donate, or if you are interested in signing up for a volunteer shift.

If you or someone you know is still in need of shelter after being displaced by the California wildfires, go to DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 to learn about Transitional Sheltering Assistance. This FEMA recovery program helps pay hotels and motels to shelter Camp Fire survivors while they transition to more permanent housing.


PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on some residents being allowed to return to Paradise, California, after the devastating wildfire. (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Rebecca Rogers accompanied a friend and Paradise resident home to sift through what was left and found what she believes were the remains of her friend's cat, Marble.

Rogers, who lives in nearby Chico, was in tears as she collected the cat's remains and said she would bury the cat for her friend, Jennifer Christensen, in the front yard.

She didn't want Christensen to see it, feeling it would be too much for her after all she had been through.

She said that Oreo, a black and white kitten, was still missing.

Christensen and her 2-year-old son, Avery, moved to Paradise about a year ago and lived with a couple who were like grandparents to her boy, she said.


11:25 a.m.

A long line of cars has formed as some residents of a Northern California town are allowed to return to see what they can salvage from the devastation left by a catastrophic wildfire.

Joyce McLean says she has seen photos on social media of her destroyed home in Paradise and knows one of the only things that survived was an American flag flying on a pole.

She is hoping she can salvage family heirlooms and mementos from her only son's childhood.

The 73-year-old McLean says returning on Wednesday after her harrowing escape during the fire is making her nervous and emotional, but she wants to make sure she at least recovers the flag.

Some residents are being allowed to return nearly a month after the blaze swept through the area, killing at least 85 people and destroying about 14,000 homes.


7:40 a.m.

Some residents of a Northern California town devastated by a deadly wildfire are being allowed to return home, nearly a month after the blaze swept through the town.