(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Crews Gain Ground Against California Wildfires as Search for Bodies Goes on

Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed in the Camp Fire and 300 were unaccounted for a week after the flames swept through.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said Wednesday night that 130 people were missing. His office later released a list of 300 who were unaccounted for, though spokeswoman Miranda Bowersox said some of those may simply not have checked in with officials or family.

At the other end of the state, crews made progress against the Woolsey Fire that destroyed over 500 structures in Malibu and other communities. At least three deaths were reported in Southern California.

Read more at CBS News

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