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Guard troops search for more wildfire victims; 56 dead

Nov. 14, 2018 10:20 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — With at least 130 people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California's deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames. Interior Secretary Ryan...

The Latest: Outbreak of norovirus at wildfire shelter

Nov. 14, 2018 10:05 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 7 p.m. Officials say there has been an outbreak of norovirus at a shelter housing people who evacuated their homes to escape the massive wildfire in Northern California. Butte County public health spokeswoman Lisa Almaguer...

3rd body found in Southern California fire zone

Nov. 14, 2018 9:14 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A body was found in a burned home Wednesday, and authorities were investigating to determine if it's the third victim of a huge wildfire in Southern California that destroyed hundreds of homes. Two deaths were previously linked to the weeklong blaze in Ventura and Los Angeles counties...

Sheriff: California wildfire's death toll rises to 48

Nov. 13, 2018 11:43 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family's living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fernandez, known as "Zeus," was described as a...

Southern California wildfire roars to life in wilderness

Nov. 13, 2018 10:15 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area. But in a sign of significant progress against the blaze, more neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled last week. A massive plume rose suddenly at midmorning in the...

The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in wildfire

Nov. 13, 2018 9:30 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities have reported six more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 48 in the deadliest wildfire in state history. The announcement came Tuesday after...

Red-carpet fanfare dropped amid deadly California fires

Nov. 13, 2018 1:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood cut back on the glamor trappings of movie premieres as a vast wildfire destroyed or imperiled the homes of celebrities and other Southern California residents. A red carpet for the Sandra Bullock film "Bird Box" was canceled Monday by the studio and one planned for "Under the...

New blazes fan fresh fears in California as some return home

Nov. 13, 2018 12:16 AM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The sky was black and flames on the next ridge were fast approaching when Paul Rasmussen, his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter fled their mountainside Malibu home Friday for what they thought might be the last time. His only hope that the large home, once billed in real estate...

The Latest: Wildfire evacuations lifted for Los Angeles

Nov. 13, 2018 12:06 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Authorities have lifted mandatory evacuation orders for the Los Angeles neighborhood threatened by an enormous wildfire. But thousands of homes remain at risk. Fire officials announced Monday night that the...

Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern California wildfire

Nov. 11, 2018 10:21 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, causing flare-ups of a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles, but no additional structures were believed to have been lost, authorities said. Huge plumes of smoke rose in the fire...