The Latest: California fire deadliest in 100 yearsCHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 6 p.m. Wildfire experts say the Northern California wildfire that has killed at least 48 is the deadliest in a century. California officials say the fire burning in a rural area far north of San Francisco killed more people than any other blaze in the state's recorded history. The U.S. government doesn't closely track civilian casualties, and records from long ago are incomplete. Stephen Pyne, an Arizona State University professor and fire historian, said Wednesday the California fire certainly is the deadliest since 1918, when a wildfire in northern Minnesota killed an estimated 1,000 people. That fire prompted the federal government to start developing firefighting practices and policies. ___ 3:45 p.m. A massive Northern California wildfire has forced local high schools to postpone football playoffs for a week. But Paradise High School forfeited its first-round game after nearly all its players lost their homes. The 8-2 Bobcats earned a No. 3 seeding in the playoffs after finishing last in its division last year. The team was scheduled to play last Friday. Its competitor, Red Bluff High School, offered to forfeit and allow Paradise to move on to the second round. Paradise head coach Rick Prinz turned down the offer, saying it was best to end the school's season and focus on recovering from the wildfire that destroyed most of the town. The 49ers surprised the team Monday and brought it to San Francisco to watch its game against the New York Giants.