UPDATED 6:44 AM PT — Mon. Nov. 19, 2018
There has been slight progress in California as the number of missing persons went down amid several deadly fires.
As of Monday morning, 993 people remain unaccounted for. This has dropped by 300 as raw data changed when duplicate names were removed from official lists and some people got in contact with their families.
80 people have been confirmed dead, however, officials said the true death toll may never be known.
Search and rescue teams are still on the ground in Butte County with a new sense of urgency as rain is predicted later this week.
The rain is good news for the the thousands of fire personnel who are fighting the ‘Camp Fire,’ which is now 60-percent contained.
Meanwhile in Southern California, the ‘Woolsey Fire’ is 91-percent contained, but high winds are causing problems for firefighters.