Officials: Five People Found Dead in Cars Torched by Northern California Fire

Officials in Northern California confirmed Friday that five people were found dead in vehicles that were completely burned by a wildfire raging in the region. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said all of the victims of the “Camp Fire” were discovered in Paradise, a town near the foothills of Sacramento. “The preliminary investigation revealed that the victims were located in vehicles that were overcome by the Camp Fire,” Butte County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a statement. “Due to their burn injuries, identification could not be immediately made.” According to the Associated Press, the fire has reportedly grown to almost 110 square miles and has destroyed thousands of buildings. On Thursday, at least 30,000 people were reportedly evacuate from the area. “There was really no firefight involved,” Capt. Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, told the AP. “These firefighters were in the rescue mode all day yesterday.” This comes as two other fires in Southern California continue raging, forcing thousands to evacuate. The Woolsey Fire—which erupted mere miles from Thousand Oaks, California, where a gunman killed 12 people earlier this week—has reportedly prompted an evaluation to be ordered for the 13,000 residents of Malibu.