Number of missing in California fire soars past 1,000 as Trump set to visit

Posted In: News Date:Nov 17th, 2018

The number of people listed as missing in a devastating northern California wildfire soared past 1,000 on Friday as the remains of eight additional victims were found by rescuers.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters that the number of people unaccounted for had jumped from 631 to 1,011 in the last 24 hours as authorities receive more reports of people missing and as emergency calls made when the fire broke out are reviewed.

“I want you to understand that this is a dynamic list,” he told reporters.

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He said that on a positive note, 329 people who had been listed as missing since the fire broke out had so far been accounted for.