Wildfires

631 missing in California wildfire as death and damage tolls rise

PARADISE, CA - NOVEMBER 15: An aerial view of a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire on November 15, 2018 in Paradise, California.
A neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

California's Camp Fire has now claimed 63 lives and destroyed at least 9,844 homes, 336 commercial and 2,076 other buildings. A staggering 631 people are now listed as missing, a up from previous figures of around 200.

Why it matters: The Camp Fire is California's most destructive and deadliest wildfire on record, surpassing records set just 13 months ago. The fire is causing dangerously poor air quality to blanket the San Francisco Bay Area, threatening to aggravate chronic health conditions including asthma, heart and lung disease. Schools are closed due to the poor air quality, and many people have had to wear masks to block particulate matter from getting into their lungs.

Bloom Energy keeps investors in the dark on costly "boxes"

A photo of a dying sunflower
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When fuel cell maker Bloom Energy went public back in July, its IPO prospectus included at least 35 mentions of a utility-scale deployment of Bloom "boxes" in Delaware, the company's largest single project.

Yes, but: None of them noted that those boxes need to be replaced, at a cost to the company that Axios has learned will be between $100 million and $150 million.

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