International: 5 confirmed dead in Paradise inferno

Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 18:15

A wildfire has destroyed most of a Northern California town of 27,000 people called Paradise.

A Cal Fire spokesman said "there's nothing much left standing" in Paradise.

Late Friday morning, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said investigators found five victims' bodies in vehicles overcome by the so-called "Camp Fire" in Paradise.

The victims have not been identified.

Two more fires are burning north of Los Angeles.

Fires across the state have forced 157,000 people from their homes, according to Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

The so-called "Woolsey Fire" has burned a Western-themed television production set in Southern California, according to the National Park Service.

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said on Twitter that the wildfire hit Western Town at Paramount Ranch in Agoura.

Western Town was built in the 1950s for television shows, according to the park service. HBO's "Westworld" has been filmed there, ET reports.

A CBS Los Angeles reporter posted pictures to Twitter of burned-down structures on the set.

The ranch has also been featured on such shows as CBS' "The Mentalist" and "Weeds," which aired on Showtime, a division of CBS.

www.cbsnews.com

Category: