Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern California wildfire

Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, causing flare-ups of a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles, but no additional structures were believed to have been lost, authorities said.

Although the fire had been 25 percent contained by Sunday, high temperatures and gusty winds made the weather optimal for the Northern California fire to spread for at least another day.

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

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 deadliest in history as toll climbs to 31 and 228 missing California wildfires deadliest in history as toll climbs to 31 and 228 missing

Relatives desperately search for loved ones as firefighters battle to contain blazes.

Death toll rises to 31 in California wildfires, 228 people missing: Sheriff - CityNews Toronto

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

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

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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.

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.

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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.

More bodies found as officials fight California wildfire | WTOP

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. By Sunday, the death toll had reached 31, but it seemed likely to climb.