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Officials say 13 more dead as they continue to investigate deadly California fires

AP_SONOMA_FIRE_MO_20171012_12x5_992Officials investigating the deadly California fires say thirteen more bodies have been recovered, bringing the death toll in the US state’s deadliest wildfire to 42.


The remains were found in and around the largely incinerated town of Paradise, in the north of the state.


At least 228 people are missing as the campfire continues to rage. Nearly 7,200 structures have been destroyed, and another 15,500 are at risk.


The fire has now surpassed the 1933 Griffith Park disaster that killed 31.


Speaking at a news conference on Monday evening, Butte County Sheriff, Kory Honea confirmed the number of dead, and the official number of missing.


Many more people are said to be unaccounted for.

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