N. California Fires Death Toll Now at 48; Many Still Missing

As authorities increased efforts, people waited for any word on those still not found.

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CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A message board at a shelter for the many people who fled California’s deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends. “I hope you are okay,” reads one hand written note on the board filled with white and yellow sheets of notebook paper. Another had a picture of a missing man: “If seen, please have him call.” Authorities on…

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