California's Camp Fire Becomes The Deadliest Wildfire In State History

Updated at 10:35 a.m. ET At least 42 people have died in the Northern California wildfire that burned through the town of Paradise with shocking speed, making the Camp Fire the deadliest in state history. Fire crews are working to fight that blaze, along with another large wildfire in Southern California, where at least two deaths have been reported. "We certainly hope that the fatality count doesn't increase, but we know there is a strong potential for that" as emergency crews sift through...

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Minutes before the deadly Camp and Woolsey fires started in Northern and Southern California on Thursday, utilities reported problems with electricity lines in the same areas where the blazes sprang up, according to filings with the state regulatory commission.

Together, the two fires have been blamed for 44 deaths and have consumed more than 200,000 acres of land, as of around midday Tuesday. The Camp fire is now the deadliest wildfire in state history, responsible for at least 42 deaths.

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