Many Of The 85 People Who Died From Camp Fire Were Elderly, Infirm Or Disabled
Advocates have been left wondering if there was more that could have been done to save them. With wildfires becoming increasingly frequent and dangerous, many see it as an urgent concern to put plans in place to help the most vulnerable residents.
Many Of The Dead In Camp Fire Were Disabled. Could They Have Been Saved?
An unsettling picture is emerging in the fire-charred hills of Butte County: Many of the at least 85 people who perished in the raging Camp Fire on Nov. 8 were elderly, infirm or disabled. They may not have had the physical strength, presence of mind, or perhaps the desire to save themselves — even as tens of thousands of their neighbors in Paradise and other hill towns fled as flames destroyed the world around them. (Bizjak, Yoon-Hendricks, Reese and Sullivan, 12/4)
Camp Fire Update: Death Toll Down To 85
The death toll in the Camp Fire unexpectedly dropped by three Monday as coroner’s officials in Sacramento corrected a mixup involving human remains. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the death toll has been revised downward to 85 as a result. (Kasler, 12/3)