The number of people missing in northern California’s devastating wildfire has leapt to more than six hundred, and seven more bodies have been found, according to local authorities. The missing persons’ list has doubled since earlier on Thursday.
The Camp Fire, the state’s deadliest and most destructive blaze, has killed at least sixty-three people. Nearly twelve thousand buildings have been destroyed. Three more people have also died in the Woolsey Fire, further south.
President Donald Trump will travel to California on Saturday to survey the damage and meet those affected. About nine thousand, four hundred firefighters are currently battling wildfires across the state. The Camp Fire – which broke out eight days ago – swept through a swathe of the north at high speed, leaving residents little time to escape.