Butte County wildfire Tragedy Increases Number of Deaths to 15 – According to News outlets, 15 people have died in the wildfire burning incident that happened in Butte County, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. According to reports from KCRA, the remains of a person were found in the past 24 hours, Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea said. The fire is being called the North Complex West Zone and was formerly referred to as the Bear Fire.
KCRA stated that the police have identified four more victims killed in the wildfire: John Butler, 79, and Sandra Butler, 75, of Berry Creek, were found near their home. Jorge Hernandez-Juarez, 26, of Berry Creek, was found Sept. 13 on a property on Milsap Bar Road. Phillip Rubel, 68, was found Sept. 9 inside a pickip truck near Greystone Lane and Coyote Road in Berry Creek.