PARADISE, Calif. (AP) As wildfires raged at both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: Six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29. It matched Californias record for deaths in a single fire and brought the statewide total to 31 as authorities stepped up searches for bodies and missing people.
Another 228 remain unaccounted for. Two people were killed in a wildfire in Southern California.
Ten search teams were working in Paradise a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated last week and in surrounding communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Authorities called in a DNA lab and teams of anthropologists to help identify victims.