YREKA, Calif. — Two more bodies have been found in the burn zone of a massive wildfire in Northern California, raising the death toll in the state’s largest wildfire of the year to four, authorities said Tuesday.
Search teams discovered the additional bodies Monday at separate residences along State Route 96, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
“This brings the confirmed death toll to 4,” the sheriff’s statement said. “At this time, there are no missing persons.” Other details were not immediately released.
Two bodies were also found Sunday inside a charred vehicle in the driveway of a home near the tiny unincorporated community of Klamath River.
More than 100 homes, sheds and other buildings have burned in the McKinney fire since it broke out last Friday.
The blaze near the state line with Oregon has burned nearly 88 square miles (228 square kilometers) and is the largest of several fires burning in the Klamath National Forest.
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