by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/28/18, 04:55 pm
Two young children and their great-grandmother are among the five people who have died in a raging wildfire in Northern California that doubled in size overnight. Relatives on Saturday identified them as 70-year-old Melody Bledsoe, 5-year-old James Roberts, and 4-year-old Emily Roberts. The blaze claimed the lives of two firefighters earlier in the week, and tens of thousands of people evacuated their homes and sought refuge in shelters. President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration for the state Saturday, allowing affected counties to access federal aid.