Sep 16, 2015 6:41 PM by NBC News
A second body has been found in the aftermath of the Butte Fire in Calveras County, officials said Wednesday.
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.
Authorities say a body has been found in a wildfire burning in Northern California's Sierra Nevada foothills.
The Calaveras County Sheriff's Department says the body was found Wednesday in an area burned by a wildfire 60 miles southeast of Sacramento.
Sgt. Anthony Eberhardt says it was found at a burned-out home in the Mokelumne Hill area.
The blaze in Amador and Calaveras counties has destroyed at least 233 homes. It has charred more than 110 square miles and was 45 percent contained Wednesday.
Elsewhere in Northern California, cadaver dogs were used Wednesday to search for a former police reporter and several other people who authorities fear were killed in another fast-moving wildfire.
That wildfire was in rural Lake County, less than 100 miles north of San Francisco.