In pictures: Deadliest wildfire in California
The number of dead in a wildfire raging in California rose to 29 on Sunday, matching the deadliest in the state's history
The largest fires were in Butte County, a scenic area in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento, and in the Los Angeles area, where two deaths were reported. A helicopter makes a water drop in the Feather River Canyon, east of Paradise, California. So far, three of the more than 4,000 firefighters deployed have been injured. Smoke from the blaze reached toward the ocean along Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu, California. Acrid smoke from the fire covered the sky for miles, the sun barely visible; on the ground, cars caught in the flames were reduced to metal carcasses. Yuba County Sheriff officers carry a body away from a burned residence in Paradise, California.