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Number of Missing After Northern California's Camp Fire Dwindles to 25

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    Number of Missing After Northern California's Camp Fire Dwindles to 25
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    An aerial view of a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire on November 15, 2018 in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity the Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise charring over 140,000 acres, killing at least 56 people and destroying over 8,500 homes and businesses. The fire is currently at 40 percent containment. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    The number of people listed as missing after Northern California's catastrophic wildfire has been whittled to 25.

    The figure announced Saturday night by the Butte County Sheriff's Office shows authorities have made significant progress in accounting for survivors of the deadliest wildfire in state history.

    Two weeks ago, the number of people listed as unaccounted for was 1,300.

    The Nov. 8 wildfire all but leveled the town of Paradise and ravaged neighboring communities. Thousands were forced to flee, and in the aftermath many survivors scattered to other towns or cities and did not think to tell authorities or relatives that they were safe.

    Anyone who can't be reached by a friend or relative is put on the list and remains there until tracked down by authorities.

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