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Death toll climbs to 48 in California’s most lethal wildfire

CALIFORNIA: The remains of six more victims were found on Tuesday in and around a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 48 in a wildfire disaster already ranked as California’s most lethal and destructive in state history. The latest tally of casualties from the Camp Fire was announced by Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea as forensic teams with cadaver dogs combed through a ghostly landscape strewn with ash and charred debris in Paradise, California, in the Sierra foothills about…

Teams search for bodies in California after wildfire claims 42 lives

PARADISE, Calif.: Search teams will fan out across the charred landscape of Paradise, California looking for human remains on Tuesday as authorities prepare for a rise in the deathcount from the state’s deadliest wildfire. The “Camp Fire” blaze still raging in northern California has killed at least 42 people. Another 228 have been listed as missing, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. Another two people died in the separate Woolsey Fire that has destroyed 435 structures and displaced about 200,000 people in the…

More than 200 still missing in California’s deadliest wildfire on record

More than 200 people were missing early on Monday in California’s deadliest and most destructive blaze on record, one of two fires raging in the state which have killed at least 31 people and forced more than a quarter of a million evacuations. The so-called Camp Fire 40 miles northwest of Sacramento burned down more than 6,700 homes and businesses in the town of Paradise, more structures than any other wildfire recorded in California. The fire had burned more than 111,000 acres and was 25 percent contained by late…

‘Paradise is gone’: California fire wreaks havoc as death toll rises to 23

PARADISE, US: The death toll from the most destructive fire to hit California rose to 23 on Saturday as rescue workers recovered more bodies of people killed by the devastating blaze. Firefighters are battling raging fires at both ends of the state, but there is little hope of containing the flames anytime soon. "Today, 14 additional bodies were located, which brings our total number to 23," Sheriff Kory Honea told a news conference. Ten of the bodies were found in the town of Paradise while four were discovered in…

Ex-Marine apparently acted alone in California bar shooting: FBI

THOUSAND OAKS:  A former U.S. Marine combat veteran opened fire in a Los Angeles area bar packed with line-dancing college students, killing 12 people in a mass shooting that stunned a bucolic Southern California community with a reputation for safety. The gunman, identified by police as 28-year-old Ian David Long, was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound following the Wednesday night massacre at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, a suburb 40 miles (64 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, law…

Gunman kills five in series of shootings in California: police

An unidentified gunman shot and killed five people in a series of shootings on Wednesday in Southern California before taking his own life, police said. The man killed his wife and a man at a trucking company in Bakersfield, California, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told a news conference. He then chased another man from the trucking company before he shot and killed him in front of a nearby sports store. The gunman later killed two men at a residence. He then commandeered a vehicle from a woman and her child…

Mass shooting:10 people shot at an apartment complex in California

CALIFORNIA: 10 people have been shot in a mass shooting at an apartment complex in San Bernardino, California. According to the police, Three victims are in severe condition while the rest are being treated in a local hospital. Though multiple shots were fired thankfully the incident hasn't resulted in any fatality. The police don't have a suspect or motive for the shooting yet, No weapons were recovered from the scene. Alysa Marie, who lives near the complex, told she heard 15-20 gunshots. “My…

Twin blazes form California’s largest wildfire in history

CALIFORNIA: Two blazes mercilessly charring northern California have grown so rapidly that they became the US state’s largest in recorded history on Monday, authorities said. The River and Ranch fires, collectively dubbed the Mendocino Complex, have burned through 283,800 acres (114,850 hectares) -- an area nearly the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles -- and are just 30% contained, according to state fire authority CalFire. “Today a higher pressure system brought warmer weather, drying, and strong winds to the…

Fawn rescued from California Wildfire thanks officer with a kiss

CALIFORNIA: As a deadly wildfire rages in Northern California, the adorable rescue of one four-legged resident has warmed the hearts of concerned onlookers everywhere. The California Highway Patrol in Redding, near which the Carr fire has killed at least five people and is still growing, released a photo Saturday of a sergeant holding a helpless fawn. The baby deer had been orphaned by the 80,000-acre blaze when CHP San Francisco Sergeant Fawson received a call. "Sgt Fawson evacuated the deer to safety," CHP Redding…

‘My kids are deceased’, heartbroken Mom after losing two children to California Wildfire

CALIFORNIA: A 70-year-old woman and her two great-grandchildren were among six killed when a wildfire raged through an area of northern California and engulfed entire communities, officials and family members said. Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko told a news conference in the city of Redding at the edge of the blaze on Sunday that one more person had died in a residence consumed by fire, bringing the total to six, including two firefighters. He said the latest victim had not complied with an evacuation order. Bosenko…