California fires live updates: Camp fire death toll at 86; 3 people still missing

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Camp fire death toll rises to 86 after burn victim dies in hospital

California's deadliest blaze on record has claimed 86 lives.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

The death toll from the devastating Camp fire in Butte County, Calif., rose to 86 after an 80-year-old man died of his burn injuries, authorities said Tuesday.

Larry Smith of Paradise was burned Nov. 8 while attempting to put out flames that engulfed his car, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said. He was flown to the UC Davis Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center, where he died Nov. 25.

Authorities also released the name of one other person who died in the blaze: Shirlee Teays, 90, of Paradise.

Of the 86 people killed, 52 have been identified. Three people are still missing.


Three more Camp fire victims identified

A recovery team searches for human remains after the Camp fire.
(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Monday released the names of three more victims who died in the Camp fire.

Authorities identified the following people and have notified their families:

  1. Rafaela Andrade, 84, of Paradise
  2. Don Shores, 70, of Magalia
  3. Jean Forsman, 83, of Magalia

Of the 85 people killed in California’s deadliest blaze on record, 50 have been identified. Three people remain missing.