California fires: deadliest week in history kills 31 as blaze rages on

Reports of hundreds missing after fourth day of devastation, as historic wildfires reduce homes and bodies to ‘ash and bones’

Northern California’s wildfires have now killed 31 people, making this the deadliest week of wildfires in state history.

Sonoma County sheriff Robert Giordano said Thursday night that two more people have been confirmed dead there. That raises the statewide death total from 29 to 31. The Oakland Hills fire of 1991 killed 29 people by itself.

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