Transcript for More than 200 missing in devastated California town
Up north the camp fire is spreading and as we said the death toll continues to climb overnight. The fire blamed for 42 deaths and is the deadliest in state history. Will Carr is in paradise, California, with the latest. Good morning, will. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. Simply it looks like a bomb went off here in paradise and that has made the search for the missing a painstaking process. Even buildings with the walls standing have been reduced to rubble. There's nothing but carnage and destruction in the area and that death toll is still expected to go up. This morning with more than 200 people still missing, canines and search crews combing every inch of paradise, now a wasteland. Do you think people understand how widespread the damage is? I doubt it. Everybody I know lost everything. It's real sad. Reporter: Firefighters tanked with the nightmare of finding bodies in homes and cars. So many trapped as they tried to flee the inferno. The. The fire was above us and below us and on either sides. We were totally surrounded and driving through. Reporter: This couple like so many others drove through a hellish corridor of flames in thick, blinding smoke on one of the only roads out of paradise, manissa forced to bail out. If there were cell reception there would have been good-byes to mom. Reporter: Rescued by a friend further down the route we found the porters' car which miraculously survived the inferno. The first five that died died in their car on our street. Live each day like it's your last because someday it will be your last. Reporter: 2017 was a record-setting wildfire season for California but 2018 has already been far more dangerous. We've seen the largest, the most destructive and now the most deadly fires ever in state history. Michael. Definitely not something you want to set records in, thank you very much, will.
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