Eight people unaccounted for in Plumas County devastation zone


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A structure is seen engulfed in flames along Interstate 36 during the Dixie Fire in Chester, California Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021.

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Plumas County sheriff’s officials are asking the public’s help in finding eight people who are unaccounted for in Chester, Crescent Mills and Greenville, the latter town of which was ravaged by the growing Dixie Fire.

Sixteen previously unaccounted for people were found safe on Friday by officials with the sheriff office’s Investigation Unit, authorities said. As of 8 p.m. Friday, officials said eight were still unaccounted for.

“We are seeking the public and the media’s assistance is helping us locate the individuals so we can report back to their loved ones,” officials said.

The eight individuals who are unaccounted for are:

• Danny Sczenski of Greenville

• Jesus Gursasola of Greenville

• Ella Gursasola of Greenville

• Matthew Henley of Greenville

• Glen Gallagher of Greenville

• Sally Brown of Crescent Mills

• Harold Brown of Crescent Mills

• Donna Shelton of Chester