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Paige St. John

Paige St. John covers criminal justice and investigative stories for the Los Angeles Times from Sacramento. She won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2011. She hails most recently from Florida, where she covered state politics, disasters and property insurance.
Many victims of California’s worst wildfire were elderly and died in or near their homes, new data show

New information about the victims of Northern California's Camp fire paints a terrible picture of age, infirmity and, in some instances, stubbornness. The women and men who have been identified range in age from 39 to 99; however, 60% were in their 70s, 80s or 90s.

Camp fire evacuation warnings failed to reach more than a third of residents meant to receive calls

Thousands of people in Paradise, Calif. never received an evacuation warning call as the Camp fire tore through the town. At least 88 people were killed in California's deadliest wildfire.

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