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Tobago man dies in a fire

One man is dead and three peo­ple home­less af­ter an ear­ly morn­ing fire at East­er Field Road, To­ba­go, in the ear­ly hours of Mon­day.

Dead is An­tho­ny Charles, 61, whom fam­i­ly say suf­fered from a men­tal dis­or­der.

Ac­cord­ing to the Di­vi­sion­al Fire Of­fi­cer, the Scar­bor­ough Fire Sta­tion re­ceived re­ports of a fire at 3.40 am. When fire­fight­ers got to the scene they were told three of four peo­ple had been ac­count­ed for.

When the fire­fight­ers doused the flames and searched the prop­er­ty they found Charles’ re­mains in one of the bed­rooms.

Int'l: California fires' death toll rises to 50

The number of people killed in wildfires burning in California has risen to 50 -- including 48 from Northern California's Camp Fire, already the most destructive and deadly blaze in state history.

As firefighters battle that fire Wednesday in Butte County north of Sacramento, authorities fear more human remains will be found as searchers comb through rubble and ashes in Paradise, the ravaged town of about 27,000 residents.

"I want to tell you, though, this is a very, very difficult process," Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory L. Honea told reporters.

Wildfire now deadliest in California's history

Firefighters struggled to contain the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history Tuesday while mobile coroner's teams combed the incinerated remains of a once thriving town and its environs looking for more victims of the carnage.

The historic blaze raging 90 miles north of Sacramento has claimed at least 42 lives, and dozens of people remain unaccounted for. More than 6,400 homes were destroyed by the fast-moving Camp Fire blaze, many in Paradise, a community of 27,000 people.

“This is an unprecedented event,” Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said.

International: Death toll climbs to 25 in California fires

California firefighters are embarking on exhaustive search-and-rescue operations for survivors and the remains of victims killed in massive wildfires as the death toll climbed to 25.

More than 100 are still missing after a wildfire engulfed 164 sq miles of northern California.

Many of those residents could still be found alive, Butte County sheriff Kory Honea said, as his department initially received over 500 calls about missing loved ones. 

Scratch bomb fire leaves nine homeless

Scratch bomb and fire­works play for chil­dren in the Mc Bean, Cou­va com­mu­ni­ty on Di­vali night end­ed up in tragedy for three fam­i­lies af­ter two of their hous­es burst in­to flames de­stroy­ing every­thing.

Nine peo­ple are now home­less, in­clud­ing four chil­dren – a 13-year-old and a 10-year-old.

The vic­tims are Michael Ram­per­sad, 61, his sons Roger, 37 and Jim­my, 36; Jim­my’s wife Videya Lal­la, 34 and their four chil­dren ages sev­en, 10, 12 and 13 and Lal­la’s broth­er Dar­ly Ram­narace.

Single father, daughters now homeless after house fire

Single parent father Dillon Cooper grabbed his daughters and ran out of their burning house in Moruga on Thursday night after a candle ignited the wooden house.

Though he managed to save his girls, Cooper was unable to save his house which burnt to the ground.

The fire officers who responded to the call took a wrong road and by the time they arrived, the entire house had gone up in flames.

Dillon said this was the second tragedy he suffered after his brother Anton Cooper was killed by three prison officers at Golden Grove more than a decade ago.

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