Camp Fire is deadliest wildfire in California history; hundreds still listed as missing

The death toll in Northern California's Camp Fire has reached historic levels.

The fire has killed at least 85 people, the most in a single blaze in state history, and left nearly 500 unaccounted for.

The number of missing may be so high, the Butte County sheriff said, because some of the people who were displaced by the fire -- 52,000 in all -- may have been reported missing and not realized it.

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PHOTOS: Camp Fire burns through Butte County, California

The next deadliest California wildfire, which killed 29 people, was the Griffith Park Fire in Los Angeles County 85 years ago.

Here are the deadliest wildfires in California history:

1. CAMP FIRE - (Butte County), November 2018
Deaths: 85
Structures destroyed: 18,793
Acres burned: 153,336
NOTE: Figures accurate as of Nov. 25

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2. GRIFFITH PARK - (Los Angeles County), October 1933
Deaths: 29
Structures destroyed: 0
Acres burned: 47

3. TUNNEL FIRE - Oakland Hills (Alameda County), October 1991
Deaths: 25
Structures destroyed: 2,900
Acres burned: 1,600

4. TUBBS (Napa and Sonoma counties), October 2017

Deaths: 22
Structures destroyed: 5,643
Acres burned: 36,807

5. CEDAR FIRE (San Diego County), October 2003
Deaths: 15
Structures destroyed: 2,820
Acres burned: 273,246

6. RATTLESNAKE (Glenn County), July 1953
Deaths: 15
Structures destroyed: 0
Acres burned: 1,340

7. LOOP (Los Angeles County), November 1966
Deaths: 12
Structures destroyed: 0
Acres burned: 2,028

8. HAUSER CREEK (San Diego County), October 1943
Deaths: 11
Structures destroyed: 0
Acres burned: 13.145

9. INAJA (San Diego County), November 1956
Deaths: 11
Structures destroyed: 0
Acres burned: 43,904

10. IRON ALPS COMPLEX (Trinity County), August 2008
Deaths: 10
Structures destroyed: 10
Acres burned: 105,855

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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