Authorities are searching through the charred wreckage in Paradise, looking for any signs of life of the nearly 1,000 people missing after the Camp Fire, California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire ever tore through the small mountain community. At least 77 people have died so far and the Camp Fire continues to burn.
Reuters Correspondent Terray Sylvester witnessed the search for victims.>> Coroners from Marin County and San Mateo County recovered one set of human remains from a burned, collapsed trailer in the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park in Paradise. The process was painstaking. Roger Fielding, a coroner from Marin County, told me that even though they know that most of these victims probably died in the Camp Fire, they have to work as though any of these sites could be a potential crime scene.
>> Our job is to pick up any items that might reflect who this person may be.>> Pieces of bones, some of them visibly charred were all that remained of the victim who was found in the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park. Coroners carried them from the scene in three paper bags.
>> Officials say the Camp Fire is about 65% contained and they don't expect full containment for at least another ten days. But officials hope the rain forecast in the area this week will help douse the flames and clear the air.>> I've been wearing a respirator as well, but it's impossible to keep it on all of the time.
And at the end of each day I end up with a bit of a headache, pain in my sinuses, a stuffed up nose. And it's not just Paradise, if you spend time in Chico, which the closest major town, you'll hear lots of people complaining about the bad air quality.
Almost everybody seems to be wearing at least a dust mask.>> Rain is also forecast for Malibu, where the Woolsey Fire has killed at least three people. Firefighters say they expect to fully contain that fire by Thanksgiving.