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Are you a family member of someone missing in the Camp Fire?

For those with missing family members in the area of the 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County, your DNA can help us identify the remains of individuals who may have been lost in the fire.

Important Note: You must be an immediate relative of a person who is still missing. An immediate relative is a parent, sibling, half sibling, or child.

How to Submit your DNA:

Your DNA sample can be collected at a local police station with just a simple cheek swab that will be sent to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office for processing. Make sure and download the consent form below and bring it with you. If you have any questions, please call (530) 538-7321.

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We Respect Your Privacy: Your DNA sample will be used to generate a DNA “fingerprint” that contains less than 200 characters of data and does not include any medical information. It is used solely for confirming your possible familial relationship to remains found in the 2018 Camp Fire. Your data will be deleted once your family member has been identified.

How it works:

How it works

Missing Persons List

Anyone with information regarding a missing person is asked to contact the Missing Persons Task Force from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 530-538-6570 or 530-538-7544, or by email at any time at infosheriff@buttecounty.net.

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To support fire victims, you can donate to the Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund from the North Valley Community Foundation.

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