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Ky. Woman Waits For Answers After Loved One Goes Missing After Calif. Wildfires

Posted at 6:39 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 18:39:48-05

(LEX 18) – Deadly wildfires continue in California and officials say they won’t be fully contained until the end of November.

A Jessamine Co. woman, born and raised in Northern California, can’t help but worry because she is one of many who can’t find a family member.

The list of missing people in Northern California continues to grow past 300. In the town of Paradise, an area hit hard by the blaze, is where Amy Michel’s uncle was added to that list.

“We still have this huge question mark of whether our uncle got out and has been unable to contact anyone, or whether he didn’t get out, and we’re going to have some very bad news soon,” Michel told LEX 18. “His house is completely gone. We had confirmation over the weekend, and he is still missing.”

As they continue to search for their loved one, the now deadliest wildfire in state history has directly affected several properties belonging to her immediate family.

“Two total losses, one that we’re not aware of, and four that have been reported as still standing,” explained Michel.

With so much devastation, even a glimpse of good news is worth celebrating.

“Last night, they got reunited with their dog,” said Michel.

If you are interested in helping California fire victims, you can check out the Red Cross donation site here.