10 dead as California fire becomes deadliest of year

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A firefighter puts out a hot spot along Highway 38 northwest of Forrest Falls, Calif., as the El Dorado Fire continues to burn Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2020. The fire started by a device at a gender reveal party on Saturday. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)
Adam Beam and Brian Melley Associated Press GRIDLEY, Calif. (AP) — The terrible toll of California’s wildfires became more evident as a mother confirmed her 16-year-old son was among those killed when an inferno tore through several hamlets in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada this week. Jessica Williams, who earlier pleaded for her missing son Josiah to call her, told CBS13 Sacramento that DNA confirmed the teen’s death. “He was alone, terrified and ran for his life ... my son was a good, smart, caring young boy that died alone and it kills me thinking about what he was going through,” the TV station reported Friday. It was not immediately clear if the teen was counted among the 10 wildfire deaths or 16 missing persons reported so far by local authorities. The North Com
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