Rescuers begin the task of scouring the wreckage of the most destructive fire in state records, in search of remains of the dead

California wildfires death toll rises up to 31, with more than 200 missing - National | Globalnews.ca California wildfires death toll rises up to 31, with more than 200 missing

"We are entering a new normal. The rate of spread is exponentially more than it used to be," said Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen.

The infernos raging at both ends of California have created a double nightmare for residents. Many who fled fires found themselves stuck on traffic-clogged roads. Some died in their cars.

California wildfires kill dozens

Deadly wildfires continue to rage in northern and southern California as the death toll steadily climbed to 27. Authorities now say more than 228 people are missing.

N. California fire officials begin agonizing search for dead

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) - As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones on Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found six more bodies, raising the death toll to 29, matching the deadliest wildfire in state history.

The Latest: Sheriff: 6 more bodies found; total of 29 | Charlotte Observer The Latest: Sheriff: 6 more bodies found; total of 29

Authorities have reported 6 additional deaths in a Northern California, raising the death toll to 29 and matching the deadliest wildfire on record in California history.

Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern Californian wildfire | The Sacramento Bee Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern Californian wildfire

A return of strong Santa Ana winds caused flare-ups of a huge Southern California wildfire, but officials do not believe any additional structures burned Sunday.

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At least five search teams were working in Paradise — a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated on Thursday — and in surrounding Northern California communities.

Death toll rises in California wildfire, matching deadliest | News & Observer Death toll rises in California wildfire, matching deadliest

As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found six more bodies, raising the death toll of the Northern California fire to 29.

Authorities step up search for more than 225 missing in California fires

With hearses standing by, crews search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise and relatives desperately look for missing loved ones, as wildfires rage at both ends of California and the death toll rises to 29.

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Death toll rises in California wildfire, matching deadliest

Sheriff's investigators have begun the agonizing task of scouring through the wreckage of California's most destructive fire on record in search of the dead.