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California Wildfire Toll: 9 Lives, Thousands of Homes, Buildings

Law enforcement authorities in Northern California said late Friday nine people have died in a wildfire, one of three in the state that have leveled more than 6,400 homes and forced widespread evacuations. The Butte County Sheriff’s office said the victims were mostly found dead in cars or outside their vehicles as they attempted to flee Paradise, a mountain town north of Sacramento. Paradise has been mostly destroyed in a quick-moving fire that forced thousands of residents to leave...

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