Investigators will use dental records, DNA evidence, motor vehicle numbers and other clues to identify victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County, California. Over 70 people died in the wildfire, the deadliest in state history, as of Saturday.
Search and rescue workers sifted through debris looking for human remains on Nov. 15, 2018. Investigators will use dental records among other things to identify victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County.
Cal Fire investigators this summer said they believe at least 17 major wildfires in Northern California last year were caused by problems with power lines. Fire liability costs are putting PG&E in financial peril.
The Austin Fire Department posted a letter on Facebook from “Juanita from Phoenix,” who called the firefighters she met at a gas station “heroes” as they traveled to fight the Woolsey fire near Malibu, California.
The Camp Fire in Northern California is now the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. It has killed at least 42 people and destroyed more than 7,600 structures as of Cal Fire’s incident report 7 a.m. Tuesday.
The Woolsey Fire roared to life again Tuesday in the Santa Monica Mountains near Lake Sherwood, California. The blaze, which has forced evacuations in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, is 35 percent contained.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co., known as PG&E, is facing more scrutiny and criticism over alleged causes of California wildfires, as the death toll in the Camp Fire near Paradise hit 29. The utility company’s stock price plunged 17 percent Monday.
Highway 101 reopened Sunday between Agoura Hills and Calabasas, California, according to Caltrans District 7. That section of highway has been closed since early Friday morning due to the Woolsey Fire.
Highway 101 and other major roads in Ventura and Los Angeles counties remain closed and evacuation orders in place after the Woolsey Fire doubled in size overnight to 70,000 acres. The Hill Fire is 25 percent contained.
Crews took advantage of a relatively calm Saturday to make progress fighting the Woolsey and Hill fires in southern Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Authorities are bracing for the return of Santa Ana winds Sunday.
Here are five facts about Paradise, in Northern California, a town of about 27,000 people that was largely destroyed this week in the fast-growing Camp Fire, which started raging in Butte County early Thursday morning.
Is the Camp Fire one of California’s largest and deadliest ever? The wildfire that destroyed Paradise has burned through more than 6,713 buildings. That makes it the most destructive fire in recent history, Cal Fire says.
An American flag stands unburned at the corner of Pearson and Middle Libby roads in Paradise after the Camp Fire destroyed several homes in the area on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. This 360 video shows what the neighborhood looks like after the fire.