California wildfire death toll reaches record as six more bodies found

The death toll from a wildfire in Northern California has risen by six to 29, matching the deadliest in state history.

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As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones on Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found six more bodies, raising the death toll to 29, matching the deadliest wildfire in state history.

Rescuers begin the task of scouring the wreckage of the most destructive fire in state records, in search of remains of the dead

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.

California wildfires kill dozens

Deadly wildfires continue to rage in northern and southern California as the death toll steadily climbed to 29. Authorities now say more than 228 people are missing.

The Latest: Sheriff: 6 more bodies found; total of 29

The Latest on the California wildfires (all times local):

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At least five search teams were working in Paradise — a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated on Thursday — and in surrounding Northern California communities.

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Hunt continues for victims of most destructive wildfire in Californian history

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich or not, famous or not, there was little reprieve Saturday from the California wildfires sweeping through towns as different as the star-filled oceanside enclave of Malibu and the modest communities nearby and in the state's north. Lady Gaga, Martin Sheen and Kim Kardashian West were among the celebrities who joined thousands of others in evacuating from the affluent coastal city that is as well-known as its residents. Stars went online to share their worries, with some able to follow up with good news Saturday.