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NorCal Fire Death Toll Rises to 48 After Six More Found Dead

Authorities confirmed six more fatalities from the Northern California Camp Fire, bringing the total number of deaths to 48. The Associated Press reports the announcement came after officials continued to search through the rubble of the town of Paradise, which was incinerated by the fire. More than 5,000 firefighters are still reportedly battling the deadliest and most destructive wildfire ever to hit the state. The AP reports the fire has destroyed 195 square miles since it started late last week, taking about 7,700 homes and displacing 52,000 people. It is unclear how many people are currently missing, but relatives and neighbors have been searching in shelters for their friends and loved ones. Several victims of the Camp Fire filed a lawsuit against a California energy company speculated to have started the blaze. This latest round of wildfires in Northern and Southern California have killed 50 people so far.