PARADISE, Calif., Nov 12 (Reuters) - Search teams have recovered the remains of at least 42 people killed by a devastating wildfire that largely incinerated the town of Paradise in northern California, making it the deadliest single wildland blaze in state history, authorities said on Monday.The latest death toll, up from 29 tallied over the weekend, was announced by Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea at an evening news conference in the nearby city of Chico after authorities located the remains of 13 additional victims from a blaze dubbed the Camp Fire.That fire already ranked as the most destructive on record in California, having leveled more than 7,100 homes and other buildings since it erupted on Thursday in the Sierra foothills of Butte County, about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco. 70 PHOTOS Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire sweep across California See Gallery Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire sweep across California THOUSAND OAKS, … [Read more...] about At least 42 killed in Northern California wildfire, now deadliest in US history
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Lindsey Bever, Eli Rosenberg and Jason Samenow, The Washington Post Published 10:12 am PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 Homes were swallowed by the raging flames. Cars and trucks were left melting in the road. And thousands of residents of a remote Northern California town fled for their lives as the Camp Fire roared across California's Butte County, about 90 miles north of the state's capital, Sacramento. By Thursday night, Cal Fire Capt. Scott McLean said the blaze had burned about 30 square miles, destroying an untold number of structures. "Pretty much the community of Paradise is destroyed," McLean told reporters, according to the Associated Press. "It's that kind of devastation." The troubling statistics: By Friday morning, nearly 110 square miles had burned by a fire that was 5 percent contained, with 15,000 structures threatened and scores of people still under mandatory evacuation orders, officials said. Officials said that 52,000 people have been evacuated in … [Read more...] about Paradise ‘pretty much destroyed’ as deadly wildfire rages in Northern California
By Washington Post PUBLISHED: October 31, 2018 at 5:49 am | UPDATED: October 31, 2018 at 5:52 am By Antonia Noori Farzan | The Washington Post One day in late September, Phaedra Jones was on her way to deliver an Uber Eats order in Folsom, California, when she stopped at a red light and spotted a sign on the other side of the street. “Negro Bar,” it read. Jones, 29, instantly felt uncomfortable. “Being a black woman, I immediately rolled up both of my windows and looked in my rearview mirror and looked around to make sure that I was safe, because I wasn’t sure what was going on,” she told The Washington Post. “After I had the delivery, I left town right away.” Later, when she got home to Stockton, California, Jones started doing research. The sign had been pointing to Negro Bar State Recreation Area, she learned, which got its name because African American miners panned for gold there during the 1850s. Up until the 1960s, some maps had used … [Read more...] about Northern California state park’s name sparks a debate: Is the word ‘Negro’ offensive?
Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times Published 12:05 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Wild horses roam on the land of the Modoc National Forest, a 1,654,392-acre national forest in the High Desert near the city of Alturas in Northern California, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 in Alturas, Calif. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS) less Wild horses roam on the land of the Modoc National Forest, a 1,654,392-acre national forest in the High Desert near the city of Alturas in Northern California, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 in Alturas, Calif. ... more Photo: Kent Nishimura/TNS A mountain lion living in Modoc National Forest stands over his most recent kill, a young wild horse. The cougar, known as No. 166, kills about one horse a week. (Institute for Wildlife Studies) A mountain lion living in Modoc National Forest stands over his most recent kill, a young wild horse. The cougar, known as No. 166, kills about one … [Read more...] about This Northern California mountain lion is a serial killer — of horses
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