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California s Camp Fire has melted cars and reduced bodies to bone — these images show the horror of the state s deadliest fire ever

California is in flames to the north and south as the deadly Camp and Woolsey fires rage on. Both wildfires lit up on Thursday, and have been stoked by dry, windy conditions. The Woolsey Fire has destroyed parts of Malibu and other areas on the outskirts of Los Angeles, while the Camp Fire ravaged the town of Paradise, which is north of Sacramento. That fire has killed at least 42 people more people than any fire in state history. Investigators think some sparking power lines could have been the cause of the blaze. Stocks of California s two largest energy companies fell sharply on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported, as investors worried about where blame for the deadly fire will fall. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Camp Fire had burned 125,000 acres and was just 30% contained. Hundreds of people are still missing, and fire officials expect it will take weeks to finish dousing the flames. In less than one week, the Camp Fire has already destroyed more structures than any fire California had before it. Here s what the affected area of northern California looks like.The Camp Fire lit up just after 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning. In less than 24 hours, it devoured nearly the entire town of Paradise, growing at a rate of 80 football fields per minute. Source: Insider

At 9:23 a.m. Thursday, the Butte County Sheriff s office sent out frantic tweets warning then ordering residents to get out of the way of the flames. What pisses me off is I don’t think they told everybody soon enough,” resident Kim Benn said. Source: Twitter, LA Times

At least six people died in their cars as they tried to escape. Source: Business Insider

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