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Grim search for victims as wildfires grow to size of NYC

 

October 13, 2017



SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Teams with cadaver dogs began a grim search Thursday for more dead in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires, resorting in some cases to serial numbers stamped on medical implants to identify remains that turned up in the charred ruins.

Many of the flames still burned out of control in fires that spanned more than 300 square miles (777 square kilometers), an area equivalent to the size of New York City's five boroughs.

Sonoma and Napa counties endured a fourth day of choking smoke while many residents fled to shelters or camped out on beaches to awa...



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