Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Deadliest Fire In California History Kills 42 People

The number of people killed by a massive blaze in northern California has rised to 42,  making it the deadliest wildfire in the history of the state.

Thousands of firefighters spent a fifth day digging battle lines to contain the “Camp Fire” in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento, while search teams were on a grim mission to recover the dead.

“As of today, an additional 13 human remains have been recovered, which brings the total number to 42,” Sheriff Kory Honea told a news conference.

The blaze is “the deadliest wildland fire in California history,” Honea said.

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