Death Toll Mounts To 48 In Northern California Fire, Deadliest In State History

The death toll in Northern California’s Camp fire climbed higher on Tuesday as emergency responders found more bodies five days into the ongoing blaze.

The fire that ravaged the rural town of Paradise, California, has killed 48 people, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters late Tuesday. It has burned more than 8,800 structures, Cal Fire officials said.

Meanwhile, in Southern California’s Ventura County, the deadly Woolsey fire has killed two people, burned down celebrities’ homes and spurred the evacuation of the entire city of Malibu. It was 35 percent contained as of Tuesday. The Camp fire up north was 35 percent contained, Cal Fire officials said Tuesday.

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