Number of missing in California wildfire soars to over 600

Friday - 16/11/2018 01:24
© Reuters / Terray Sylvester | Firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, on November 13, 2018.
© Reuters / Terray Sylvester | Firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, on November 13, 2018.
The number of people missing in one of California's deadliest wildfires soared to more than 600 on Thursday as the remains of seven additional victims were found by rescuers.

Authorities said the list of missing people had jumped from 300 to 631 during the day as investigators went back and reviewed emergency calls made when the so-called Camp Fire in northern California erupted on November 8.

"I want you to understand that the chaos we were dealing with was extraordinary" when the fire broke out, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told journalists, in explaining the staggering new toll of missing.

The seven additional victims brings to 63 the number of people who have died in the Camp Fire.

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