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California fire update: Death toll of 29 surpasses Oakland Hills fire

One was a 14-year-old boy found dead in the driveway of his Redwood Valley home, where his parents were badly burned and his 17-year-old sister so badly hurt she had both her legs amputated.

Some were found dead in cars and trucks as they tried to flee the firestorms, or inside homes where they apparently were trapped. Still others were discovered as piles of ash and bones, as though they already had passed through a cremation chamber.

By Thursday, officials throughout Northern California had begun cataloging the death toll of the huge fires that…


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