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More Than 1,000 People Missing In California Wildfire

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US President Donald Trump is today set to meet with those affected by the wildfires which have been raging across California.

The death toll from the largest of the fires - known as the Camp Fire - has increased to 71 statewide.

Over 1,000 people are also said to be missing.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea stressed that the missing persons list is 'dynamic', with officials urging anyone who is no longer missing to contact them so their name can be removed from the list.

A firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. Picture by: John Locher/AP/Press Association Images

Sheriff Honea said: "Of the 71 human remains that we have found, we have tentatively identified 58 of those individuals - and we are waiting on DNA confirmation to be able to say conclusively who they are."

More than 5,600 firefighters are working to tackle the Camp Fire, with hundreds of fire vehicles having been deployed.

At least 10,000 homes have been destroyed, along with hundreds of business premises.


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