Death toll rises to 83 in California Wildfire

California Wildfire

Darshan Sanghvi

Two more human remains have been found which brings death toll to 83 from a wildfire says California sheriff.

People who are missing might be safe and unaware of being reported as missing. More than 560 names remains on the missing list says Butte County.

The blaze destroying more than 13000 homes which started on November 8 levelled Paradise. The cause of the fire is not determined.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reported an outage on a transmission line near the time and place where the fire began. People who survived the blaze but lost their homes filed a lawsuits against the company.

A PG&E spokeswoman said, “safety is the company’s highest priority and the company has warned investors its liability may exceed its insurance if it is found responsible.”

There was a mudslides and other problems due to rain on Wednesday in North California. Thousands of evacuees had taken refuge in a parking lot of Walmart.

The 38-year-old woman said,” I planned to go to a hotel where my sister and 1-year-old niece are staying after the three of them camped in the lot for four days.”

Most of the services has been stopped, several dozens tents remain at the lot. Amy Sheppard says many of the remaining people are homeless, not victims of the fire.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said, ” He is donating USD 1 million who are affected by a wildfire near his hometown that decimated a town and killed at least 81 people.”