The Mendocino County coroner has identified two more of the eight people who have died in a wildfire in Redwood Valley.

They are Roy Howard Bowman, 87, and Irma Elsie Bowman, 88, both of Redwood Valley. The married couple was found in the remains of their home in the 4000 block of Fisher Lake Drive. Officials said the residence was completely destroyed by the fire.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed the death of 14-year-old Kai Logan Shepherd. Family members previously had disclosed his death while his family attempted to flee the raging fire early Monday. Shepherd’s sister and parents survived, though they have burn injuries. Sheriff’s officials said the teen was found outside the family home in the 11300 block of West Road and apparently had been attempting to outrun the fire.

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