November 9, 2018 2:15 pm
Updated: November 9, 2018 6:11 pm

California wildfires: 5 people found dead in cars trying to flee

WATCH: Devastating California wildfires force thousands to flee

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Northern California officials say investigators found five people dead in vehicles that were torched by the flames of a ferocious wildfire.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Friday the victims were found in the same area in the town of Paradise.

READ MORE: Paradise, California ‘destroyed’ by out-of-control Camp Fire

The fire has grown to nearly 110 square miles (285 square kilometers).

Paradise is 180 miles (289 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.

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