Carr Fire Death Toll Increases To 5

Carr Fire California Whiskeytown Photo: Caltrans District 2

The death toll is now at 5 after fire officials recovered the bodies of two children and their great grandmother in the rubble of a burnt home this afternoon.

Posted: Jul. 28, 2018 1:23 PM
Updated: Jul. 30, 2018 1:58 PM

REDDING, Calif. -- The death toll for the Carr Fire is now at 5 after fire officials recovered the bodies of two children and their great grandmother in the rubble of a burnt home this afternoon.

The victims have been identified as 70-year-old Melody Bledsoe, 5-year-old James Roberts and 4-year-old Emily Roberts.

Police in Northern California say they have been unable to locate 14 people, including the 70-year-old woman and her great-grandchildren following the Carr Fire.

Redding Police Sergeant Todd Cogle said he expects most of the 14 to be safe because their homes survived the fire.

To see more on our coverage of the Carr Fire click here.

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