Some 631 Missing From California Wildfires, Trump En Route


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At least 631 people remain missing in the deadliest fire in the history of California.

That's the word from Butte County sheriff's officials, who also reported the remains of eight more victims have been found, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to 63.  Dubbed "the Camp Fire," the blaze has already incinerated 8,756 homes and destroyed 140,000 acres. 

Fire officials says the wildfire remains only 40 percent contained.

Meanwhile, President Trump is planning to travel to California this weekend to see the damage caused by the wildfires still raging in the state.  White House spokesperson Lindsey Walters said Trump will visit California this Saturday to "meet with individuals impacted by the wildfires".  

She said details for the trip are still being worked out.  So far wildfires have been responsible for more than 60 deaths with hundreds still missing and thousands of homes destroyed.  

In a tweet last week, Trump blamed state officials for causing the fires through "gross mismanagement" and threatened to withhold federal funds.

Read more over at CBS Local.


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