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The forecast this week is of concern — but it isn't enough to make all evacuees take shelter.
Scientists lack conclusive answers, but studies indicate children and older people with health conditions are more vulnerable.
As Makeshift Camp Fire Shelters Close, Another Chance For Authorities To Check A Shifting List Of The MissingMonday, November 19, 2018
Nearly a thousand people are still unaccounted for following the Camp wildfire. As pop-up shelters begin to close and evacuees are moved to county-coordinated shelters, officials will have another chance to cross-check names.
(AP) — While bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines, rain in the forecast could complicate the search for victims of the Camp Fire. Authorities said Sunday 79 people have died, and 699 are still missing.
The complex negotiations that produced the new $1 billion law aiming to protect California from wildfires left a glaring gap for 2018 fire damage.