Natural Disaster
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California wildfires kill at least 31

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/12/18, 12:38 pm

At least 31 people have died in three wildfires raging at both ends of California, officials announced Monday. About 228 others remain missing.

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Fires destroy California town

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/10/18, 11:57 am

Nine people have died in a wildfire that consumed the Northern California town of Paradise. The fire started Thursday and spread quickly, growing to 156 square miles and destroying more than 6,700 buildings. Firefighters said the flames were partially contained Saturday morning. The fire is the most destructive on record in the state.

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Wildfire ravages Paradise, Calif.

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/09/18, 09:27 am

A wildfire swept through a Northern California town Thursday, destroying several thousand buildings, a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection official said. The 28-square-mile Camp Fire devastated the town of Paradise, forcing all 27,000 residents to evacuate. Butte County Cal Fire Chief Darren Read said at a news conference that at least two firefighters and multiple residents were injured. But with firefighters unable to control the flames after the first day, officials could not give an exact count of the wounded.

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