N. California fire officials begin agonizing search for dead

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators have begun the agonizing task of scouring through the wreckage from a massive Northern California fire that has already become the third-deadliest on record in the state.

They are searching for fire victims. The death toll has already reached 23.

The victims have not been identified, but the department has a roster of 110 people believed missing, though officials hope many of the people simply can’t reach loved ones.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says the agency is bringing in a mobile DNA lab and is encouraging relatives to donate. Meanwhile, fire officials worried about dangerous winds expected to kick up through Monday.

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