“Authorities moved to set up a rapid DNA-analysis system and bring in cadaver dogs, mobile morgues and more search teams in an intensified effort to find and identify victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history, an inferno that killed at least 42 people.” Dogs and portable morgues: Search intensifies in fire zone. Here’s the latest from Buzzfeed.

+ “The area usually gets about 15 storms during the summer and early fall, adding up to five inches of rain. But this year, it got a measly one-seventh of an inch. The vegetation around Paradise was explosively dry.” Autumn rain in California vanishes amid global warming.

+ “If firefighters, climatologists, and California’s governor are correct, these infernos are only a taste of the destruction California will face in the coming years.” Nat Geo: How catastrophic fires have raged through California.