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Camp Fire Fatality Count Drops To 85; Previously Unaccounted For Man Arrested In Sacramento

BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — The Butte County Sheriff's Office released an update on the number of people killed and people still unaccounted for from the deadly Camp Fire last November.

The fatality count dropped from 86 to 85 after coroners determined that remains previously thought to belong to two individuals were identified to be the same individual.

The missing person count also dropped and stands at two, according to the Sheriff's Department. Sacramento police recently found John Demianew, who was listed as unaccounted from the fire.

(credit: Sacramento Police)

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Demianew reportedly had an active warrant out for his arrest and was taken into custody by police after he was located.

The sheriff also shared the names of two people whose remains had been identified and next of kin had been notified.

Chris Maltby, 69 of Paradise and Ronald Schenk, 75 of Paradise, died in the Camp Fire.

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