Authorities say nine people have been confirmed dead in a Northern California wildfire.
Butte County Sheriff Korey Honea said Friday that some people were found inside their cars and others were found outside vehicles. He says he doesn’t have all the details on the circumstances of the deaths.
Authorities say the fire burning around the town of Paradise has become the state’s most destructive since record-keeping began.
California fire officials say a wildfire in Northern California has destroyed more than 6,500 structures and grown to 140 square miles (362 square kilometres).
Fire officials said Friday the destroyed structures include 6,453 homes and another 260 commercial structures. The fire is burning around the town of Paradise.