Sixth body found in rubble of Northern California wildfires

FILE- This Sept. 21, 2015, file photo shows shows remains of homes and vehicles scorched by a wildfire in Middletown, Calif. President Barack Obama declared a major disaster Tuesday, Sept. 22, in a deadly Northern California wildfire that has destroyed thousands of homes. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

COBB, Calif. (AP) – Another body has been found in a burned-out home in Northern California, 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, about 100 miles north of San Francisco.

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 a separate wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

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