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With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise — and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 missing loved ones — as wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state.

The statewide death toll stood at 31 and appeared certain to rise.

Pictures show devastation of Californian bushfires that killed at least 31

With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise — and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 missing loved ones — as wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state.

The statewide death toll stood at 31 and appeared certain to rise.