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California Inferno Gives Rise to Family-Reuniting ‘Angels’

SAN FRANCISCO — They have become known as the Angels of Paradise. But there is nothing ethereal about them. They are online sleuths who know how to find people, and they have been putting their skills to use in the aftermath of California's catastrophic wil...
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Fire Death Toll Hits 63. Sheriff Says Hundreds Still Missing.

CHICO — At least 63 people are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the victims of the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century. "The chaos th...

NorCal Wildfires Death Toll at 48. Many People Still Missing.

CHICO — A message board at a shelter for the many people who fled California's deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends. "I hope you are okay," reads one hand written note on t...
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Fire Roaring Through Northern California Triples in Size

REDDING — An explosive wildfire that closed down dozens of miles of a major California freeway nearly tripled in size overnight, just weeks after a nearby blaze that left neighborhoods in ruins and killed eight people, officials said Thursday. The fire that...