Death Toll Hits 50 in California Fires
Despite firefighters partially containing blazes at both ends of the state, at least 50 people are now confirmed dead — 48 of them in Northern California’s Camp Fire. Some survivors blamed public officials for reacting slowly: “There is a reason all these people are dead,” said a woman whose mother remains missing. Several victims have sued the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for poor equipment maintenance, which they claim sparked the fire. Meanwhile, officials said yesterday the Camp Fire and Southern California’s Woolsey Fire were both at least 30 percent contained.