Update: Officials say the Camp Fire has now claimed nine lives

This article has been updated to reflect that there have actually only been nine deaths confirmed at this time.

Update as of 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9:

According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office, nine people are now confirmed dead in the Camp Fire.

Original Article:

According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office, five people have been found dead so far as a result of the Camp Fire.

Officials said investigators with the Butte County Sheriff's Office found the five people in the area of Edgewood Lane in Paradise.

A preliminary investigation revealed the victims were found in vehicles that were overcome by fire.

Due to the burn injuries, identification could not be immediately made.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office said they have formed an interagency team to investigate and identify additional fatalities.

Officials added the task is difficult due to the fact that the fire is still active and there are many hazards in areas where fatalities have been reported.

Law enforcement understands that many people are very anxious to locate loved ones and they are encouraging people to check safeandwell.org, check with family and friends, and if you're still not able to locate loved ones, please contact the Butte County Sheriff's Office at 530-538-7322 to request a welfare check or to file a missing person's report.

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