Smoking ruins and a mobile DNA lab: California wildfire claims 25, but death toll could climb

An anthropology team was also assisting, because in some cases 'the only remains we are able to find are bones or bone fragments'

The infernos raging at both ends of California have created a double nightmare for residents. Many who fled fires found themselves stuck on traffic-clogged roads. Some died in their cars.

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The Latest: WWII veteran finds refuge after wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California wildfires (all times local):

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Hearses stand by as crews search for California fire victims

With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise — and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 missing loved ones — as wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state.

Death toll hits 25 from California wildfires as search for the missing continues

Relatives desperately try to find more than 100 missing loved ones, as wind-whipped wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state

Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The overall death toll from the outbreak of fires at both ends of the state stood at 25 on Sunday and appeared likely to rise.

Hearses stand by as crews search for California fire victims

With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise — and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 missing loved ones — as wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state. At least five search teams were working in Paradise — a town of 27,000 that

Death toll from California wildfires rises to 25 as firefighters hunt for survivors

California firefighters are embarking on exhaustive search-and-rescue operations for survivors and the remains of victims killed in massive wildfires as the death toll climbed to 25. More than 100 are still missing after a wildfire engulfed 164 sq miles of northern California.

Hunt continues for victims of most destructive wildfire in Californian history

Headline Hunt continues for victims of most destructive wildfire in Californian history

N. California fire officials begin agonizing search for dead | WTOP

Sheriff’s investigators have begun the agonizing task of scouring through the wreckage of California’s most destructive fire on record in search of the dead. By Saturday, the death toll had reached 23, but it seemed likely to climb.