Remains of 88 People Recovered From California Wildfire Area

(Bloomberg) -- The remains of 88 people have been recovered from the area of California’s Camp Fire as of Nov. 26, according to data from the Butte County sheriff’s office. The number of people unaccounted for totaled 203, the sheriff’s office said.

The blaze is the fifth deadliest wildfire in U.S. history, based on historical data compiled by Bloomberg.

  • 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

The Cal Fire firefighting agency declared the fire 100 percent contained on Nov. 25.

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