Over 10,000 Structures Destroyed By Camp Fire

Drone footage of the destroyed town of Paradise in northern California

More than 600 people are missing and 63 have died in California's still-raging Camp Fire, authorities said Thursday night.

The revised official list of the 631 individuals whose whereabouts and fate remain unknown is more than double the 297 recorded earlier in the day by the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

At least 63 people have been confirmed dead in the Camp Fire, which erupted a week ago in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco and now ranks as one of the most lethal single US wildfires since the turn of the last century.

At least three other people have died in southern California in another blaze dubbed the Woolsey Fire.

The inferno is one of the most lethal single wildfires in the United States since 1900.

At a shelter set in a church in nearby Oroville, a bulletin board was plastered with dozens of photos of missing people, along with messages and phone numbers.

He said 461 search and rescue personnel and 22 "cadaver dogs" were involved in the effort to locate the missing and DNA testing was being expedited to identify victims.

The death toll also rose to 63 after the remains of seven more people were found.

Honea said that while recovery efforts remain hard, increased resources have helped "bring more order to the chaos that we're dealing with".

The death toll from the Camp Fire in Northern California has reached 56, with more than 130 still missing, mostly from the town of Paradise.

In a post on Twitter, she says her family has "found our answer" and asks for prayers as they get through this "very hard time".

The White House has said Donald Trump will visit California on Saturday to meet people affected by the disaster.

Reeny Victoria Breevaart, who lives in Magalia, a forested community of 11,000 people north of Paradise, said she couldn't receive warnings because cellphones weren't working.

The blaze destroyed almost 8,800 homes in the former gold mining settlement.

Authorities said it was unclear when residents would be allowed back into the town.

There has been an outbreak of norovirus at a shelter housing people who left their homes to escape the Camp Fire, according to a Butte County public health spokeswoman.

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