Paradise fire deaths
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Many victims of California’s worst wildfire were elderly and died in or near their homes

Paradise fire deaths

A search-and-rescue team carefully scans the area where there might be human remains after the Camp fire destroyed most of Paradise, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Paradise fire deaths

Workers collect and document suspected human remains from an apartment complex that burned down in Paradise.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Paradise fire deaths

A worker hunts through debris amid the remains of the Paradise Gardens complex. 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Paradise fire deaths

Residents’ mailboxes are intact as a search-and-rescue team sifts through the destroyed Ridgewood mobile home park in Paradise. 

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Paradise fire deaths

Suspected human remains are collected at a former apartment complex. 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Paradise fire deaths

A San Bernardino County firefighter takes a big breath after removing his mask during a break from the search for human remains at a destroyed residence and garage shop off Skyway, the main road in Paradise.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Paradise fire deaths

A search team member washes her dog’s feet after both hunted among the ashes of the Ridgewood mobile home park. 

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Paradise fire deaths

Firefighters from San Bernardino County move heavy debris while searching for human remains at a destroyed residence off Skyway.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Paradise fire deaths

A search team combs through debris. 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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