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Now more than 80 people have been counted dead as others are allowed to go home after the town of Paradise is destroyed by the Camp Fire. Two more bodies found in the last day as residents of Little Chico Creek and lower Butte Creek canyons and the Honey Run area get to go home. Some residents in the Butte Creek Canyon and Honey Run Road are still not allowed to come home yet. 81 are confirmed dead and as many as 870 people are missing. The fire has burned 152,250 acres, more than 12,600 homes destroyed and more than 800 other buildings have also been destroyed. Thankfully the fire is now 70 percent contained with rain on the way. Full containment is expected by Nov. 30th, one week from this Friday.

There’s a flash flood watch in parts of Northern Calif. Caltrans announced the warning on their Facebook page. It includes parts of Mendocino and Lake counties affected by wildfires. The warning from today to Friday, over the Thanksgiving Day holiday. They’re warning anyone out driving to be careful while moving through fire areas and to watch for rocks, mud, and other debris. The Mendocino Complex Fire this summer and the Redwood Complex Fire last year could have left vulnerable areas. There will be Caltrans crews out 24/7 cleaning up debris to hopefully make it safer on the roads this holiday. Cooler and wetter weather starts today and continues with heavy rain possible. The National Weather Service is also recommending some in the burn areas make a plan for evacuation with several evacuation routes planned in case of possible mudslides.

A small shed no longer after it burns in a fire in Ukiah. The fire Monday near Old River Road spread to vegetation nearby and burned about a quarter of an acre. Ukiah Valley Fire Authority reports putting the fire down pretty fast, but they’re not sure what caused the fire. One firefighter saying it looked like it started inside the shed, then spread to vegetation and power lines. No injuries were reported.

A search and rescue team is coming from Humboldt County to help search for bodies after the Camp Fire. They’re following other emergency workers from Humboldt County who worked the fire. They came from the Arcata, Briceland, Miranda, Blue Lake and Humboldt Fire departments. Now the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team is going to Butte County on Thanksgiving with K-9 companions to look for remains.

An armed robbery reported in McKinleyville has Humboldt County deputies out at a gas station. The clerk at the gas station says there were two people wearing masks who came into the station early yesterday, one had a firearm and told the clerk to hand over some cash as the other suspect made off with cigarettes and the two left. Cops say they got about $250 cash and multiple cartons of cigarettes worth more than $500.

For the first time since the Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County last year, staff at two elder care homes admit they abandoned elderly and infirm residents. The Press Democrat reports during settlement talks, Oakmont Senior Living officials admitted staff at Oakmont of Villa Capri and Oakmont of Varenna, both in Fountaingrove and owned by Oakmont Senior Living, could not deal with the fire and were ill prepared, so families of residents had to get them out, and staffers left them as the fast moving fire approached, plus they didn’t warn residents of the emergency before they ditched the facilities. The admission is part of a 17-page agreement finalized Monday with the state Department of Social Services. One of the two facilities was spared, the other remains and will be allowed to stay in business.

The Lake County Sheriff’s office is reporting on possible mudslides with heavy rains falling, saying it’s concerning as the National Weather Service issues a flash flood watch. The National Weather Service issued the warning for Lake, Butte and Shasta counties from today thru Friday morning. Lake County though is not expecting an emergency response will be needed, but Highway 20 could get inundated, which is the main route in and out of the county. Cal Trans says they’ve already done some work along the highway in areas hit by the Mendocino Complex fire, which burned 410,000 acres this past summer. They’re removing fire-damaged trees, fixing culverts and planting new trees to control erosion.

A new report says more resources need to be extended for low income families as part of the 2017 local wildfire recovery in Sonoma County. The Press Democrat has a story on the report released Monday by the Alliance for a Just Recovery, which is part of local labor, environmental and faith groups who want more resources to go to low-income families. The report says the group of residents was hit hardest while less housing became accessible, and what’s already there started to become unaffordable. The fires in Sonoma County last year destroyed about 5,300 homes in the county.

A new tool will help officials in Butte County identify human remains faster. The system can analyze DNA from bone fragments in two hours. The remains matched to genetic material relatives provide to teams working on the Camp Fire burn area. But apparently they need more volunteers to help. Apparently only about 60 people have provided samples at pop-up labs at the Butte County Sheriff’s office in Oroville and at an old Sears building in Chico. That’s where FEMA has set up a disaster relief center. Other methods that have been used usually take several days or even weeks.

A woman from Clearlake has been arrested for animal cruelty case including poor care for several dogs and three horses. An animal control officer was investigating Dawn Thompson after reports 10 dogs and the three horses were not being properly cared for. The report says the dogs looked to be in good health, but didn’t have good access to food and water. The horses looked like they were ill and also lacked access to food and water. A notice of violation was given to Thompson in June and she had a month to correct conditions, but apparently did not. So the officer had the horses removed for treatment and Thompson is charged with felony animal cruelty.

Caltrans officials and those looking for improvements to part of Hwy 20 on the North Shore may be meeting to consider safety issues that came up at town halls. There’s been a disagreement between Caltrans and North Shore residents on how to handle concerns after the town halls, especially focused on shortening the two-way left turn lane which some drivers use to pass slower drivers. A safety concern. So now the Caltrans Chief Traffic Safety Officer sent a letter to get together with concerned parties to discuss investigations and suggested improvements.

A man initially behind in his election to be the next Schools Superintendent in Calif., claims victory. Bay Area Democratic Assemblyman Tony Thurmond has declared victory of only about 2 percentage points. He tweeted that about a week and a half after the, quote “notoriously slow-motion vote count”, that Marshall Tuck, a fellow Democrat and former Los Angeles executive of charter schools and educational nonprofits, had called to concede the race to him. But Tuck has not publicly commented on his loss. There are still more than one million ballots to be counted. This is Tuck’s second loss running for public office, he lost last time to Tom Torlakson, who, like Thurmond, was backed by the teachers’ unions.

Several turkey dinners have been delivered to Clearlake Methodist and Clearlake Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by the Clearlake Police Officers Association. The Association has been delivering turkey dinners to families for several years. During the year, they meet with families and kids. They also apparently found out the Clearlake Methodist Church and Clearlake Church of Latter Day Saints were donating turkeys to families this year, so they worked with the churches, plus the Association contributed side dishes and desserts. They delivered Thanksgiving dinners to 33 families.

A woman in Pennsylvania arrested for driving her son to the police station in Bethlehem Township on her car hood. Police say Shaurice Jones was trying to take her 12-year-old boy to the dentist but he didn’t want to go and climbed onto the hood of her car, so she drove two miles to the police station with the kid on the hood. The woman arrested, charged with child endangerment and reckless endangerment, but was freed on $1,000 unsecured bail.

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