Camp Fire death toll change
Remains previously believed to belong to two people belonged to one
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office revised the number of people killed in the Camp Fire from 86 to 85 after concluding that a previously unidentified bone fragment belonged to an already identified victim.
The fragment was found among the remains of 74-year-old Robert Quinn of Paradise, and Chico State anthropologists initially believed it belonged to a second person because of its size, according to a BCSO press release. Ultimately, they attributed the size differential to shrinkage caused by the heat of the fire.
The identity of one victim—a “larger” man who had dental work with crowns and whose remains were found in Concow—remains unknown.