Update 12:48 p.m. Fire causes more fatalities
A California fire has claimed two more lives, the Lake County Sheriff's Office revealed in a statement Thursday.
On Wednesday at about 8:30 a.m. cadaver dogs conducted searches within the Valley Fire burn area and found human remains in the Hidden Valley and Anderson Springs areas. The Lake County Sheriff's Office made assumptions on the identities of the deceased based on missing person reports but the deceased persons have not been officially identified.
Three civilians total have perished in the Valley Fire and four firefighters have been injured.