BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – Three firefighters and a brush truck from North Metro Fire are heading to northern California to help in the state’s most destructive wildfire.

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The team left Friday afternoon.

The fire has claimed nine lives and has burned nearly 100,000 acres near the town of Paradise.

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CHICO, CA – NOVEMBER 09: A California Highway Patrol vehicle mans a checkpoint along Highway 32 as the Camp Fire burns in the area on November 9, 2018 in Chico, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The dead were found inside their cars and outside vehicles or homes after a desperate evacuation that Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea called “the worst-case scenario.” Their identities were not yet known.

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MAGALIA, CA – NOVEMBER 09: A Cal Fire firefighter sprays water on a home next to a burning home as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 9, 2018 in Magalia, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More than 6,700 structures have burned, a majority of which were homes.

President Donald Trump responded to the massive fire with criticism of forest management.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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