Victims of deadly California wildfire found in cars, roadway

7 people killed in western wildfires; 90 fires burning across 13 states
Posted at 3:27 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 18:27:23-04

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 72-year-old man found dead in a vehicle and two other people discovered on a roadway were among the latest victims of the deadliest wildfire in California this year.

The Butte County sheriff's office said DNA testing was used to positively identify 10 of 15 people killed last week in the North Complex fire burning northeast of San Francisco.

The victims included three people whose bodies were found in or near a burned vehicle. Gov. Gavin Newsom said more than 17,000 firefighters are battling some 25 major fires that were sparked in the past month.

The death toll stands at 25 with more than 38,000 people under evacuation statewide.