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Sheriff names 2 more victims of deadly California wildfire

February 13, 2019

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified two more victims of a destructive 2018 Northern California wildfire that killed 85.

The Butte County sheriff’s office said Wednesday that 74-year-old Gerald Rodrigues of Paradise and 79-year-old William Godbout of Concow died in the Camp Fire.

The office has now identified 73 of those who died in the Nov. 8 wildfire, which was the country’s deadliest in a century.

The fire wiped out more than 14,000 homes, most of them in the town of Paradise.

The cause of the fire is not known, although some people who lost homes and relatives are suing Pacific Gas & Electric. The utility filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January.

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