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Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeksSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned.



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Some evacuation orders lifted for California wildfire area

Some evacuation orders lifted for California wildfire areaPARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are lifting evacuation orders for some Northern California communities ravaged by the state's deadliest wildfire but said no traffic will be allowed into the town of Paradise, which was the most devastated community in last month's blaze.



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List of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops sharply

List of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops sharplyThe confirmed death toll from the Camp Fire stood unchanged from the past few days at 88, but the newly revised roster of people still unaccounted for came as welcome news three weeks after flames ravaged the Sierra foothills town of Paradise. At a news conference on Wednesday night, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said search and recovery teams had finished combing through the ruins of approximately 18,000 homes and other buildings incinerated by the blaze. The missing-persons list then consisted of 196 names, though Honea said he was hopeful that many individuals would eventually turn up alive as they realized that loved ones were looking for them.



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California wildfire survivors face new challenge: rebuilding

California wildfire survivors face new challenge: rebuildingAt least 88 people were killed in the Camp Fire and nearly 200 others are still listed as missing, making the wildfire the deadliest in state history. Christopher Gregg, whose home in Paradise was a total loss, said he’s not getting answers to the question of when he will be compensated by his insurance company. Insurance teams began gathering in Chico in the early days of the fire that erupted on Nov. 8 and rapidly engulfed Paradise about 20 minutes away and surrounding communities.



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Number of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops to 25

Number of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops to 25The death toll from the Camp Fire that all but obliterated the mountain town community of Paradise in northern California stood unchanged at 88, the Butte County Sheriff Department said late on Saturday in a statement. On Wednesday, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said search and recovery teams had finished going through the ruins of some 18,000 homes and other buildings that were incinerated.



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California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

California's deadliest wildfire finally tamedThe deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday. The so-called Camp Fire, which broke out on November 8, is so far known to have killed 87 people although another 249 people remain unaccounted for. “#CampFire … is now 100% contained,” Cal Fire, the state fire authority, said in a bulletin on Twitter.



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California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

California's deadliest wildfire finally tamedThe deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday. “#CampFire … is now 100% contained,” Cal Fire, the state fire authority, said in its latest bulletin on Twitter. Only 54 of the fatalities have been identified, according to the local sheriff’s office in Butte County, around three hours drive north of San Francisco.



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Number of missing in deadly California wildfire revised down, more rain on the way

Number of missing in deadly California wildfire revised down, more rain on the wayThe number of people still missing after a northern California wildfire obliterated the mountain town of Paradise, dropped to 249 on Sunday, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said. The search for the dead will continue at first light Sunday, in the ash and rubble of the so-called Camp Fire that started on Nov. 8 and killed at least 85 people and destroyed nearly 14,000 homes, in and around Paradise, California, about 175 miles (280 km) northeast of San Francisco. “The fear is that the rain will drop in intense bursts,” Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the federal Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said early Sunday.



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Rain breaks, easing search for remains of California wildfire

Rain breaks, easing search for remains of California wildfireThe so-called Camp Fire all but obliterated the mountain community of Paradise, 175 miles (280 km) northeast of San Francisco, on Nov. 8, killing at least 85 people and destroying nearly 14,000 homes. The death toll was increased late Saturday night by one, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. Some 475 people from Paradise and surrounding communities remain unaccounted for, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.



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Rain Helps Fight California Wildfire, But Poses Threat to Search Crews

Rain Helps Fight California Wildfire, But Poses Threat to Search CrewsRainy conditions are causing concerns for evacuees and crews searching for remains in Butte County.



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