Six more bodies recovered in northern California fire. 29 confirmed dead and 228 missing

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PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local):

6:35 p.m. Sunday

Authorities report 6 additional deaths in a Northern California, raising the death toll to 29 and making it the deadliest wildfire on record in California history.

Butte County Sheriff Cory Honea said the human remains recovered on Sunday included five bodies found at homes and one in a vehicle in Paradise.

He also announced that 228 people remain unaccounted for since the fire began Thursday and incinerated the foothill town.

The fire is burning at 111,000 acres and is 25 percent contained.

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7:30 p.m. Saturday

Cal Fire reported the fire is at 105,000 acres and 20 percent contained.

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6:25 p.m. Saturday

The death toll in the wildfire that tore through a Northern California community has risen to 23.

The Butte County Sheriff says investigators discovered 14 additional bodies Saturday, three days after the fire broke out. He says some of the victims were found in cars and in houses.

The fire has become the third-deadliest in California history.

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6:20 p.m. Friday

Authorities say nine people have been confirmed dead in a Northern California wildfire.

Butte County Sheriff Korey Honea said Friday that some people were found inside their cars and others were found outside vehicles. He says he doesn’t have all the details on the circumstances of the deaths.

Sheriff’s officials earlier had reported six deaths.

Authorities say the fire burning around the town of Paradise has become the state’s most destructive since record-keeping began.

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6:15 p.m. Friday

California fire officials say a wildfire in Northern California has destroyed more than 6,500 structures and grown to 140 square miles (362 square kilometers).

Fire officials said Friday the destroyed structures include 6,453 homes and another 260 commercial structures. The fire is burning around the town of Paradise.

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