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Camp Fire Becomes Deadliest Ever in California as More Bodies Found

Thirteen more victims of Northern California’s Camp Fire have been found, bringing the death toll to 42 and making the blaze the deadliest ever recorded in the state. Authorities said late Monday that several bodies were found in burned-out cars, next to vehicles, or in charred homes, many of them apparently succumbing to smoke or fire as they desperately tried to flee the inferno. Four days after the fire erupted in the small town of Paradise—which has been almost entirely incinerated—hundreds of residents are missing, and the grim search for bodies continues. As of Monday night, the blaze was 30 percent contained after swallowing up 117,000 acres of land and destroying more than 6,450 homes. In addition to the 42 killed in the Camp Fire, two more people were confirmed dead over the weekend as a result of the Woolsey Fire sweeping through Malibu.