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Cal Fire Confirms 2 Dead in Butte Fire

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    Cal Fire Confirms 2 Dead in Butte Fire
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    A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate work crew builds a containment line ahead of flames from the Butte Fire, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 near San Andreas, Calif.

    A second body has been found in the Butte wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California.

    It's the third body found this week in two different Northern California fires.

    Calaveras County coroner Kevin Raggio says two bodies were found Tuesday inside their homes, which were destroyed by a fire burning southeast of Sacramento.

    Raggio says one is a 65-year-old man who refused to heed a mandatory evacuation order. He declined to identify the second victim, saying the family hasn't been notified.

    Earlier this week, an elderly disabled woman was found dead in the ruins of her Lake County home, about 100 miles north of San Francisco.

    Dogs were being used Wednesday to search for a former police reporter and several other people who authorities fear also were killed in that fire.