Dwindling list of missing people brings relief to burn area
December 5, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears that hundreds had died in the flames.
The declining number released late Monday came as a relief in the Paradise area as it reels from the wildfire that killed at least 85 people and destroyed nearly 14,000 homes.
Families, friends and even long-ago acquaintances have been peppering social media with pleas for help finding people. Sometimes they...