Brown, Newsom to Join Trump on Camp Fire Visit

Lester Mason
November 17, 2018

Officials have also warned that many of those on the list may not know they are considered missing and might be unable to contact those who are anxious about their safety. Numerous missing in the deadly Northern California wildfire are elderly residents in Magalia, a forested town of about 11,000 north of the destroyed town of Paradise. "The explosions and the screams will never be a sound that I can forget". Conry wrote Thursday night on a Facebook page dedicated to finding people from the fire zone in and around the incinerated town of Paradise.

"I want you to understand that this is a dynamic list", he said.

The list is expected to be updated as more people are reported missing or found safe.

Some of those still unaccounted for have likely survived but not yet notified family or authorities that they are alive, either because they lack telephone service or are unaware anyone is looking for them, authorities said.

Authorities compiled the list by going back to listen to all the dispatch calls they received since the fire started, to make sure they didn't miss anyone.

California's outgoing and incoming governors, both Democrats and vocal critics of Trump, planned to join the president Saturday. Gov. At least 145 people have gotten sick, according to the Butte County Public Health Department, and "the number of sick people is increasing every day". But they slowly whittled down the number.

People continue to die in California's wildfires.

The wildfire this time practically burned the town of Paradise to the ground and heavily damaged the outlying communities of Magalia and Concow on November 8, destroying 9,700 houses and 144 apartment buildings, authorities said.

Emergency workers are fighting a series of other fires, including the Morgan Fire in Contra Costa County near San Francisco, the Woolsey Fire in Ventura County near Los Angeles and the Hill Fire, also in Ventura County.


This patch of California, a former Gold Rush region in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is to some extent Trump country, with Trump beating Hillary Clinton in Butte County by 4 percentage points in 2016. Deputies are going around to shelters in an effort to identify people on the list and remove them from the list.

To enable searchers access to the destroyed structures, crews help move collapsed buildings and roofs out of the way.

"It's been a week and people have been great, but I don't know how long it's going to last", Mayer said.

A Walmart in Chico has a parking lot full of vehicles, including motor homes, in which people are living, often running the heat in their cars and trucks all night.

With winter coming on, survivors are seeking answers on what assistance will be provided. His wife is almost bedridden from lupus and fibromyalgia. Three bodies have been recovered in the Woosley fire in Southern California, making the state's death toll now 74. Honea said the dramatic increase is due to the diligent work of officials taking the calls from concerned loved ones.

Thankfully, her two kids and his children are able to stay with the other parents, but Vaughan said she and her husband are essentially homeless.

Search teams, meanwhile, combed through charred, rubble-strewn expanses of burned-out neighbourhoods looking for bodies - or anything else that might carry human DNA for identification purposes.

At least three deaths were reported.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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