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California’s deadliest fire

Josh Edelson, AFP

Posted at Nov 13 2018 04:14 PM

California’s deadliest fire

Alameda County Sheriff Coroner officers search for human remains after the Camp fire tore through the region in Paradise, California on Monday. Thousands of firefighters spent a fifth day digging battle lines to contain California's worst ever wildfire as the wind-whipped flames cleaved a merciless path through the state's northern hills, leaving death and devastation in their wake. The Camp Fire -- in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento -- has killed 42 people, matching the state's deadliest ever brush blaze 85 years ago. More than 200 people are still unaccounted for, according to officials.