Grim search for victims of California fires

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Grim search for victims of California fires

Wildfires grow to size of NYC
Firefighters put out a hot spot Thursday near Calistoga, Calif. Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging blazes left at least 23 dead, authorities said those methods will be assessed after some residents complained those warnings never got through.
A firefighter walks along the California Highway 29 as thick smoke from a wildfire fills the air Thursday near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge.
Cal Fire forester Kim Sone on Thursday inspects damage at homes destroyed by fires in Santa Rosa, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.
A firefighter gestures Thursday to his colleagues as he walks through thick smoke from a wildfire near Calistoga, Calif.
A note and face mask are seen on a statue in a downtown park filled with smoke from a wildfire in Sonoma, Calif., on Thursday. Search-and-rescue teams, some with cadaver dogs, started looking for bodies Thursday in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires. Officials say more dead were almost sure to emerge from the charred ruins.

Grim search for victims of California fires

Firefighters put out a hot spot Thursday near Calistoga, Calif. Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging blazes left at least 23 dead, authorities said those methods will be assessed after some residents complained those warnings never got through.
A firefighter walks along the California Highway 29 as thick smoke from a wildfire fills the air Thursday near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge.
Cal Fire forester Kim Sone on Thursday inspects damage at homes destroyed by fires in Santa Rosa, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.
A firefighter gestures Thursday to his colleagues as he walks through thick smoke from a wildfire near Calistoga, Calif.
A note and face mask are seen on a statue in a downtown park filled with smoke from a wildfire in Sonoma, Calif., on Thursday. Search-and-rescue teams, some with cadaver dogs, started looking for bodies Thursday in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires. Officials say more dead were almost sure to emerge from the charred ruins.
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