PHOTOS: Deadly Camp Fire burns through Butte County, California

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Death toll continues to rise in the deadliest wildfire in California history

A wildfire of historic proportions is burning through Butte County, California.



The Camp Fire has been blamed for at least 71 deaths as of Friday, making more than twice as deadly as any other single blaze in state history. The fire, which is also the most destructive in California history, has burned at least 146,000 acres.

One of the hardest hit areas was the town of Paradise, which is about 180 miles northeast of San Francisco.

"Pretty much the community of Paradise is destroyed, it's that kind of devastation," Cal Fire Capt. Scott McLean said.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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