Sixth body found wildfire rubble

Sep 23, 2015 1:52 PM by News Staff

COBB, Calif. (AP) - Another body has been found in a burned-out home in Lake County, bringing the death toll to six from two of the state's more destructive wildfires in recent memory.

Authorities say the body was found Tuesday night in the rubble of a fire in Lake County. Sheriff's officials found the remains in the Cobb area and believe they belong to 66-year-old Robert Taylor Fletcher, whose home was destroyed. He was last seen Sept. 16.

Officials say 61-year-old Robert Litchman of Lake County was still missing as of Wednesday.

Three other people were found dead in the rubble of that blaze last week.

Meanwhile, two bodies were found in homes destroyed in the Butte Fire burning in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

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