California wildfire toll matches deadliest ever with 29 victims

The number of dead in a wildfire raging in California rose to 29 on Sunday, matching the deadliest in the state's history as recovery teams found six more bodies in the grim search through the wreckage. The "Camp Fire" -- in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains -- is the

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The overall death toll from the outbreak of fires at both ends of the state stood at 25 Sunday and appeared likely to rise.

Death toll rises to 29 in California wildfire, matching the deadliest in state history

Wildfires continued to rage on both ends of the state, with gusty winds expected overnight which will challenge firefighters

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"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.

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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.

Death toll rises in California wildfire, matching deadliest in state's history

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.

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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.

Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles.

The overall death toll from the outbreak of fires in both Northern and Southern California reached at least 31 on Sunday evening and appeared likely to rise as fierce winds fanned the raging flames.

Gerard Butler loses home in California wildfires

Gerard Butler has become the latest celebrity to lose his home to the California wildfires.The 300 star took to his Instagram Story account on Sunday to show video of himself touring the remains of his destroyed property.