MIDDLETON, Calif. – The latest on wildfires raging in drought-stricken California (all times local):
Crews are looking for at least four people reported missing in a Northern California wildfire that has been burning since Saturday.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Thursday that the death toll could rise in the 109-square-mile Lake County fire that left a disabled woman dead. In a separate fire, about 170 miles southeast authorities say two bodies were found inside burned-out homes.
Among those unaccounted for in the Lake County fire is 69-year-old Leonard Neft, a former reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, whose home and car were destroyed.
KRON reports Thursday that another man, Edwin Null is also missing.
Authorities confirmed family members of two other people have filed missing-person reports, but did not identify them. The missing have not been heard from since the fire started.