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PARADISE, Calif. | Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

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 wire … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif. | Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Death toll in N California wildfire jumps to 42

PARADISE, Calif.— The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Authorities have reported 13 more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California that destroyed a town, bringing the total death toll so far to 42 and making it the deadliest wildfire in recorded state history. The dead have been found in burned-out … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Death toll in N California wildfire jumps to 42

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

LAWRENCE, Mass. | Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000 people were displaced at … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause