Sniffer dogs join grim search for victims of deadly California fires

As the Camp Fire burns nearby a scorched car rests by gas pumps near Pulga Calif. on Sunday Nov. 11 2018

As the Camp Fire burns nearby a scorched car rests by gas pumps near Pulga Calif. on Sunday Nov. 11 2018

The Camp Fire burning north of Sacramento is now the deadliest and most destructive in the state's history.

A group of Bay Area lawyers filed a lawsuit Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court against PG&E on behalf of several victims of the deadly Camp Fire in Butte County which has killed 48 people. "One of the things that I saw when I was up there is that there is so much debris in some of these areas that it's very hard to determine whether or not there might be human remains there".

The fire has scorched over 6,400 structures to rubble and burned 110,000 acres of land.

Paradise, home to some 27,000 residents, has become the ground zero for the wildfire tearing through Northern California.

Thousands of the town's structures were completely destroyed in just a matter of hours as the blaze, named the Camp Fire, tore through the area.


At least 75,000 homes and an estimated 265,000 people were evacuated in both counties as it consumed multi-million-dollar mansions and mobile homes.

"The President's message attacking California and threatening to withhold aid to the victims of the cataclysmic fires is ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines", California Professional Firefighters President Brian K. Rice said, according to CNN.

The fire season in California usually runs from mid-summer and lasts until around the middle of October, however experts say they may now be expected year round.

The declaration provides for federal assistance to aid state firefighting and recovery efforts in the counties of Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles.

The remarks were in response to Trump, who tweeted the fires were being grossly mismanaged by California.


California Governor Jerry Brown unequivocally blamed climate change for the devastation. "We had asked them if they would take time off and they wouldn't do it because they were so committed to this".

The Paradise Inn is seen ablaze during the fire's overtaking of the town.

Over the weekend, the Woolsey Fire engulfed parts of Thousand Oaks, where a Marine Corps veteran shot dead 12 people in a country music bar on Wednesday.

"For your safety and the safety of your family, please collect necessary person items and evacuate the city as quickly as possible, and please follow instructions provided by law enforcement, " Lysik said.


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