California Wildfire now the deadliest in the state's history with 13 more bodies discovered

This season's California wildfire is now the deadliest in the state's history as the death toll rose to 42, with the discovery of 13 more bodies in the wiped out city of Paradise -surpassing the 1933 Griffith Park disaster which had a toll of 31 .

Officials figures shows no fewer than 228 people are missing,
while 250,00 have been forced to flee their homes across the state.

In the north of the state, the wildfire dubbed 'Camp fire' has continued its carnage with an estimated 7,200 structures destroy so far by the blaze. 15,500 are said to be at risk.

In the South, the 'Woosley Fire' has done substantial damage to beach resorts in the area, including Malibu - which is home to several celebrities like musician Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and actor Gerard Butler whose homes have all been affected.

In the town of Paradise, now a pile of ash, forensic experts are upping their search in the ruins, warning it could take weeks to find bodies.

The Mayor of Paradise, Jody Jones, told CNN "It was very scary," as she recounted her family escape.

"It took a long time to get out. There was fire on both sides of the car. You could feel the heat coming in through the car," she said.

Fire officials say the fire which has burned more than 111,000 acres (45,000 hectares), is nearly 25% contained.


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