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PARADISE, Calif | Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 29

PARADISE, Calif  — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner’s investigators used a … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif | Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 29

PARADISE, Calif | Hearses stand by as crews search for California fire victims

PARADISE, Calif. — With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise, and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 missing loved ones, as wind-whipped wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state. The statewide death toll stood at 25 and appeared certain to rise. At … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif | Hearses stand by as crews search for California fire victims

PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: More towns empty as N. California blaze burns on

PARADISE, Calif.  — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Authorities in Northern California have ordered residents to leave four small communities southeast of a town leveled by a deadly wildfire. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday issued an evacuation order for the communities of Berry Creek, Bush Creek, Mountain House, … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: More towns empty as N. California blaze burns on