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Death Toll Mounts To 48 In Northern California Fire, Deadliest In State History

Death Toll Mounts To 48 In Northern California Fire, Deadliest In State HistoryThe death toll in Northern California's Camp fire climbed higher on Tuesday as



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Yahoo News Explains: The deadliest wildfires in California history

Yahoo News Explains: The deadliest wildfires in California historyAt least 44 people have died from the raging wildfires consuming parts of California, making them the deadliest fire disaster in the state’s history. State officials say a prolonged drought created a “recipe for destruction,” especially for the town of Paradise, north of Sacramento. Fires have already burned over 110,000 acres and destroyed thousands of homes, including those owned by celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Gerard Butler.



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Camp Fire is deadliest in California history, and numbers may grow

Camp Fire is deadliest in California history, and numbers may growAfter transforming the once tranquil town of Paradise, California into charred automobiles and tales of horror, the Camp Fire takes its infamous spot as the deadliest wildfire in California history.  At a multi-agency press conference Monday night, the Butte Country Sheriff's Office announced that 42 have been confirmed dead. This grim statistic surpasses the 29 Los Angelenos killed by the Griffith Park Fire in 1933. While it's unclear just how many individuals are still missing, officials said they've located 231 previously missing persons, who are now safe, and have received 1514 requests to check on or locate people. But, that large number may include multiple requests for the same person. After sparking on November 8, the newly-born blaze raced with rapid, potentially unprecedented speed toward the forested community of 26,000. In just 24 hours, the Camp Fire burned 70,000 acres of exceptionally dried-out vegetation.  "That blows your mind," Brenda Belongie, lead meteorologist of the U.S. Forest Service's Predictive Services in Northern California, said on Friday. These abandoned and burned out cars shows you what a panic it must have been for residents trying to escape the Camp Fire. Unreal scenes in Paradise, CA, this morning. #CampFire pic.twitter.com/AhBuWzS0Tx — Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) November 9, 2018 The wildfire isn't just the deadliest blaze in California history. It's also the most destructive. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CalFire, reports that 6,453 single residences have been destroyed, while 260 commercial structures went down in flames.  This toppled the previous record for destructiveness, set just last year by the Tubbs Fire, which also took 22 lives.  SEE ALSO: The EPA completely axed its climate change websites. But why are NASA's still live? Now, seven of the top 10 most destructive wildfires in state history have occurred since the year 2000, and nine of the top 10 largest in recorded state history have occurred over the same period.  The reality that the Golden State's fires are burning more land, destroying more homes, and inevitably killing Californians is consistent with a region that's growing hotter, and dryer.  Larger wildfires — though also strongly influenced by weather and human manipulation of the land — are a well-understood consequence of climate change.  This is particularly the case in California, which has experienced larger, more destructive wildfires in the last two decades as the region becomes both hotter and drier. In particular, conditions over large swaths of the state, notably forested Northern California, are seeing seasonal records or near-records for dryness.    This year, like 2017, California has had an unusually hot & dry fire season. Most of the largest and most destructive wildfires in CA history have happened under such conditions. Climate change is making this situation worse.#CaliforniaFires #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/88bYtrigIL — Robert Rohde (@RARohde) November 12, 2018 Now enter the Camp Fire.  Like many climate change implications, scientists aren't arguing that climate change itself causes
wildfires, hurricanes, or drought. These events happen regardless.  But climate change often makes these events more extreme.  And in the case of the Camp Fire, the inferno capitalized upon land that wasn't just dried out and then whipped over the forest by seasonal winds: California has had little-to-no rain this autumn, and experienced record heat this summer.  The land is tinder, waiting to burn.  WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?



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The Camp Fire Is Now The Deadliest Wildfire In California's History

The Camp Fire Is Now The Deadliest Wildfire In California's HistoryThe wildfire raging in Northern California is now the deadliest in state



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These Are the Deadliest Mass Shootings of 2018

These Are the Deadliest Mass Shootings of 2018The mass carnage began on Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.



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Germany's deadliest post-war serial killer: nurse admits killing 100 patients

Germany's deadliest post-war serial killer: nurse admits killing 100 patientsWhen judge Sebastian Buehrmann asked 41-year-old Niels Hoegel if the charges against him were valid, he responded in the affirmative, adding: “All that I have admitted to is true.” Hoegel hid his face behind a blue plastic folder as he was ushered into the courtroom in the northern city of Oldenburg by police and his attorney. “We want him to get the sentence that he deserves,” said Frank Brinkers, whose father died in an overdose allegedly administered by Hoegel. “When this trial is over we want to put this whole thing behind us and find closure.” Prosecutors in the northern German city of Oldenburg say an investigation and toxicology reports showed that he injected 35 people at one clinic, in Oldenburg, and 62 at another in nearby Delmenhorst, with drugs that could kill them.



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The Carr Fire Is California's Deadliest and Biggest Blaze of the Year (So Far). Here's What to Know

The Carr Fire Is California's Deadliest and Biggest Blaze of the Year (So Far). Here's What to KnowHere's what we know about it



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The Deadliest Day For U.S. Journalism Since 9/11

The Deadliest Day For U.S. Journalism Since 9/11Journalists around the nation are reeling after a lone gunman attacked a



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The deadliest volcanic eruptions of the past 25 years

The deadliest volcanic eruptions of the past 25 yearsAfter Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday killing at least 69 people, here is a list of the most deadly volcanic eruptions over the last quarter century. The sudden eruption of Mount Ontake kills more than 60 people in Japan’s worst volcanic disaster in nearly 90 years. Also in Japan, the Unzen volcano kills 43 people when it erupts in 1991.



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E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Deadliest in Decades

E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Deadliest in DecadesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday confirmed four more deaths and 35 new cases in the E. coli outbreak from tainted romaine lettuce, bringing the death toll to five and t…



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