The death toll from the massive wildfire in Northern California, dubbed the Camp Fire, has climbed to 77, while nearly 1,000 names were still listed as missing, said authorities on Sunday evening.
Search and rescue teams found one more set of human remains in the fire area on Sunday, bringing the death toll from 76 to 77, according to the Butte County Sheriff.
The fire, which was first reported on Nov. 8 in Butte County, had scorched 150,000 acres (607 square km), with 65 percent contained, and had destroyed over 13,000 structures, including 10,364 houses, 418 commercial and 2,992 other buildings, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
Firefighters made good progress throughout Sunday to strengthen and improve containment lines, Cal Fire noted. Crews have continued to work in steep and rugged terrain to implement direct and indirect control lines which could help stop the fire's forward progress.
But with rain expected this week, local officials warned local residents about the risk of flash floods and mudflows near the burn area of the fire.
The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history. It's also the deadliest wildfire in 100 years in the United States.