The Napa County Sheriff's Office says two more fire-related fatalities have been confirmed after officers located their remains on Saturday. That brings the confirmed death toll in Napa County to six.
Officers searched a destroyed home in the 1900 block of Soda Canyon Road around 10 a.m., the office reported, and found the remains of two persons.
While positive identifications have yet to be made by the coroner, the remains are presumed to be those of homeowner Sally Lewis, 90, and her caretaker Teresa Santos, 50. Both families have been notified.
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On Friday, the Sheriff's Office said remains of two persons were located Thursday in the 2300 block of Atlas Peak Road – a residence that belonged to Dr. George Chaney, 89. One of the bodies has been positively identified as Chaney’s. The other body is believed to be that of 79-year-old Edward Stone.
Two others were confirmed dead shortly after the fire broke out. Sara Rippey, 99, and Charles Rippey, 100, were unable to escape their home on Atlas Peak Road before being overcome by the flames on the first night of the Atlas Fire.
So far, fires in the region have scorched 250,000 acres, killing more than 30 people, most in Sonoma County, and destroying more than 6,000 structures. Although firefighters are reporting progress on all the blazes in Napa County, evacuations remained in place on both sides of Napa and the whole of Calistoga as of Saturday afternoon.