Rain tamps down Cal­i­for­nia fire but search con­tin­ues

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - News -

The catas­trophic wild­fire in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia is nearly out af­ter sev­eral days of rain, but searchers are still com­plet­ing the metic­u­lous task of comb­ing through now-muddy de­bris for signs of hu­man re­mains.

Crews re­sumed the work Satur­day as rain cleared out of the dev­as­tated town of Par­adise. Some were look­ing through neigh­bor­hoods for a sec­ond time as hun­dreds of peo­ple re­main un­ac­counted for.

The na­tion’s dead­li­est wild­fire in a cen­tury has killed at least 84 peo­ple, and 475 are on a list of those re­ported miss­ing. The fire de­stroyed nearly 19,000 build­ings.

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