By Stephen LamPARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Two monster wildfires in California, including the most destructive in state history, burned out of control on Saturday, having already killed at least nine people, destroyed scores of buildings and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.Nine people were found dead in and around the Northern California town of Paradise, where more than 6,700 homes and businesses were burned down by the 90,000-acre (36,400 hectares) Camp Fire, the state’s most destructive on record, authorities said.”This event was the worst-case scenario. It was the event we have feared for a long time,” Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said at a Friday evening press conference. “Regrettably, not everybody made it out.”In Paradise, which had about 26,000 residents, the fire destroyed most homes and half the businesses, the town’s mayor Jody Jones said on CNN, describing a long period of recovery ahead.
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