North Bay Firestorm: Two bodies found in Napa County

NAPA, CA -OCTOBER 12: Wildfire creeps through the forest, down the south side of Dry Creek Canyon, at the Partrick Fire on October 12, 2017 west of Napa, California. Thousands of homes have burned, at least 31 people confirmed killed with hundreds still missing as California wildfires continue to spread out of control. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NAPA COUNTY (KRON) — Napa County Sheriff said Friday that a forensic search team found two additional victims of the Atlas fire.

The team found them at around 9:30 a.m. while conducting a search in the 2300 block of Atlas Peak Road.

The residence belonged to 89-year-old Dr. George Chaney and 79-year-old Edward Stone, sheriff’s officials said.

A positive identification was made of Chaney and the second victim is believed to be Stone.

Officials have notified the next of kin of both victims.

This brings the Napa County death toll up to 4 and the overall death toll in California wildfires up to 34.

There are still 256 people missing.

This has been the deadliest week of wildfires in California history.

Authorities warn that the death toll is expected to continue climbing.

Stay with KRON4 News for updates



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