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List of missing in California’s deadliest wildfire down to 1

August 2, 2019
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, a firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. The number of people listed as missing from the deadly Northern California wildfire is down to one after deputies located an Oroville woman. The Butte County Sheriff's Office said Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, that Wendy Carroll was aware she was listed as missing but never contacted authorities because of possible legal issues. The Nov. 8, 2018 Camp Fire killed 85 people. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, a firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. The number of people listed as missing from the deadly Northern California wildfire is down to one after deputies located an Oroville woman. The Butte County Sheriff's Office said Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, that Wendy Carroll was aware she was listed as missing but never contacted authorities because of possible legal issues. The Nov. 8, 2018 Camp Fire killed 85 people. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Only one person remains listed as missing from the deadliest wildfire in California history after deputies found an Oroville woman.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that 47-year-old Wendy Carroll was aware she was considered missing but never contacted authorities to say she was safe because of possible legal issues.

The only person left unaccounted for from the 2018 Camp Fire is Sara Martinez-Fabila, although it’s uncertain if she was in the area at the time of the fire.

The list of missing went well over 1,000 following the Nov. 8 fire, heightening fears of hundreds dead from the fast-moving fire that decimated Paradise. The fire killed 85 people.

Investigators blame the fire on faulty equipment owned by the San Francisco-based utility Pacific Gas & Electric.