Camp Fire burn victim dies from health complications

A man badly injured in the Camp Fire died of health complications this week, according to his son.

Posted: Aug 7, 2019 10:26 PM
Updated: Aug 8, 2019 11:12 AM

PARADISE, Calif. -- A man badly injured in the Camp Fire died of health complications this week, according to his son.

72-year-old Paul Ernest of Paradise was recovering in the hospital from burn injuries and passed away Monday from health complications.

Ernest's son, Jessee, confirmed the news with Action News Now Wednesday night.

Jessee said his father got extensive third-degree burns on November 8th in Paradise.

Afterward, Ernest had complications with his lungs and was put on a ventilator. He passed away several weeks later.

Officially 85 people were killed in the Camp Fire. Unofficially, Ernest would be the 86th victim.

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