Death Toll Rises to 23 in California Wildfire after 14 Bodies Found

Woolsey Fire smoke plume and evacuation near Malibu, CA. Credit: Cyclonebiskit

(From Reuters)

The charred remains of 14 more people have been found in and around a Northern California town overrun by flames from a massive wildfire, officials said on Saturday, raising the death toll to at least 23. . . .

About 500 miles (800 km) to the south, the Woolsey Fire burning in the foothills above Malibu doubled in size over Friday night into Saturday, threatening thousands of homes after triggering mandatory evacuation orders for a quarter million people in the upscale beach city as well as other communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

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