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Many still missing from scorched California town

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/14/18, 11:14 am

Northern California residents have posted photos of missing loved ones on a message board at The Neighborhood Church in Chico, Calif., as authorities continue to search for people who died in the devastating Camp Fire. Officials on Tuesday reported six more fatalities, bringing the total number of dead so far to 48. Earlier this week, at least 200 people were still missing. The National Guard is sending troops to help scour the rubble of the town of Paradise, Calif., for human remains, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said.

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Death toll still climbing in California fires

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/13/18, 11:59 am

Search and rescue officials in Northern California announced on Monday night the discovery of 13 more bodies in the incinerated town of Paradise, bringing the death toll in the Camp Fire to at least 42 people. Authorities set up a rapid DNA-analysis system and were bringing in cadaver dogs, mobile morgues, and more search teams to find and identity victims, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. Officials said they expected the death toll to rise in what is now the deadliest single fire in state history.

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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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