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Camp Fire death toll reaches 86 after man dies in hospital; 3 remain missing

The number of dead in the Camp Fire rose to 86 people after a man suffered burns in the massive blaze died.

Larry Smith, 80, of Paradise suffered burns on Nov. 8 while trying to put out a fire that was consuming his car, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

Smith was flown to the UC Davis Medical Center’s burn unit, where he succumbed to his injuries on Nov. 25, according to the release issues Tuesday.

Also identified Tuesday, the remains of Paradise resident Shirlee Teays, 90, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office announced on Monday that it had identified the remains of Rafaela Andrade, 84, of Paradise; Don Shores, 70, of Magalia; and Jean Forsman, 83, of Magalia.

Of the dead, 52 have been positively identified and 31 have been tentatively identified. Three people still remain unaccounted for, according to the release.

The Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history, decimated the town of Paradise and destroyed a more than 13,000 homes and over 5,000 other structures, according to Cal Fire.

Here is a complete list of the 40 known dead in the Camp Fire whose next of kin have been identified:

  • Joyce Acheson, 78, of Paradise
  • Rafaela Andrade, 84, of Paradise
  • Carol Arrington, 88, of Paradise
  • Julian Binstock, 88, of Paradise
  • David Bradburd, 70, of Paradise
  • Larry Brown, 72, of Paradise
  • Joanne Caddy, 75, of Magalia
  • Dennis Clark, 49, of Paradise
  • Gordon Dise, 66, of Chico
  • Andrew Downer, 54, of Paradise
  • Robert Duvall, 76, of Paradise
  • Jean Forsman, 83, of Magalia
  • Elizabeth Gaal, 80, of Paradise
  • Sally Gamboa, 69, of Paradise
  • James Garner, 63, of Magalia
  • Dennis Hanko, 56, of Paradise
  • Jennifer Hayes, 53, of Paradise
  • Lou Herrera, 86, of Paradise
  • Evva Holt, 85, of Paradise
  • TK Huff, 71, of Concow
  • Gary Hunter, 67, of Magalia
  • Richard Jay Garrett, 58, of Concow
  • Sara Magnuson, 75, of Paradise
  • John Malarkey, 89, of Paradise
  • Joanne Malarkey, 90, of Paradise
  • Deborah Morningstar, 66, of Paradise
  • Helen Pace, 84, of Paradise
  • Joy Porter, 72, of Paradise
  • Beverly Powers, 64, of Paradise
  • Forrest Rea, 89, of Paradise
  • Vernice Regan, 95, of Paradise
  • Sheila Santos, 64, of Paradise
  • John Sedwick, 82, of Magalia
  • Don Shores, 70, of Magalia
  • Larry Smith, 80, of Paradise
  • Russel Stewart, 63, of Paradise
  • Victoria Taft, 67, of Paradise
  • Shirlee Teays, 90, of Paradise
  • Donna Ware, 86, of Paradise
  • David Young, 69, of Concow

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