Death toll in northern California fire rises to nine: sheriff

Paradise: The death toll in a California wildfire north of the state capital Sacramento has risen to nine, Butte County Sheriff Korey Honea said Friday.

“It’s my sad duty to confirm that we now have a total of nine fatalities,” an increase of four from Thursday, Honea told reporters.

[source_without_link]Agence France-Presse[/source_without_link]