With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise — and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 miss

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.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown says now is a time for Californians to pull together as they face catastrophic fires at both ends of the state.

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise — and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 missing loved ones — as wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state. The statewide death toll stood at 25 and appeared certain to rise. 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. Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history.

Two deadly wildfires fueled by "devil winds" tore through opposite ends of California on Sunday, with residents urged to heed evacuation orders by officials forced to leave their own homes. Current top breaking Philippine headlines regarding the nation, world, metro manila, regions and exclusive special investigative reports.

Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The overall death toll from the outbreak of fires at both ends of the state stood at 25 on Sunday and appeared likely to rise.

Hearses stand by as crews search for California fire victims

With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise — and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 missing loved ones — as wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state. At least five search teams were working in Paradise — a town of 27,000 that

Death toll from California wildfires rises to 25 as firefighters hunt for survivors

California firefighters are embarking on exhaustive search-and-rescue operations for survivors and the remains of victims killed in massive wildfires as the death toll climbed to 25. More than 100 are still missing after a wildfire engulfed 164 sq miles of northern California.

N. California fire officials begin agonizing search for dead | WTOP

Sheriff’s investigators have begun the agonizing task of scouring through the wreckage of California’s most destructive fire on record in search of the dead. By Saturday, the death toll had reached 23, but it seemed likely to climb.