Camp Fire Kills 29, Becoming California’s Deadliest Wildfire Since 1991

Residences were burned down in a mobile home park on Edgewood Lane after the Camp Fire tore through Paradise, California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

The Camp Fire wildfire now matches the deadliest blaze on record in California history. The death toll in the northern blaze rose to 29 as a result of the discoveries, which included five bodies located at homes and one that was found in a vehicle.

The Camp Fire, which tore through the town of Paradise, had burned 109,000 acres since it first began on Thursday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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More than 6,400 residences have been destroyed in the fire that stands at 25 percent containment, the agency said. At least 29 people have died statewide in wildfires that have burned nearly 400 square miles in Northern and Southern California.


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