Number of Dead in California Camp Fire Up to 83

(Bloomberg) -- The number of fatalities from California’s Camp Fire, one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history, totaled 83 as of 7:27 a.m. local time, up from 81 a day earlier, according to the Cal Fire firefighting agency.

Number of Dead in California Camp Fire Up to 83
  • Cal Fire also reported the blaze has destroyed 13,906 residences, 514 commercial and 4,232 other buildings.

Following is a list of the deadliest U.S. wildfires:

  • Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Oct. 8, 1871 - At least 1,200 dead
  • Cloquet-Mooselake, Minnesota, Oct. 12, 1918 - 453 dead
  • Hinckley, Minnesota, Sept. 1, 1894 - More than 400 dead
  • Thumb Fire, Michigan, September 1881 - At least 125 dead
  • Idaho, Montana, Washington, August 1910 - 87 dead, including 78 firefighters

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