CA wildfires: Number of missing persons skyrockets

Posted : 2018-11-18 10:55 Updated : 2018-11-28 10:31
Embers blow in the wind as a Camp Fire burns a KFC restaurant on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the rapidly spreading wildfire has ripped through the town of Paradise, charring 18,000 acres and destroying dozens of homes in a matter of hours. AFP

A firefighter battles a hotspot caused by the Woosley Fire in Malibu, California, USA, 10 November 2018. EPA

Fires burn near home as seen Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, from a helicopter over the Chatsworth section of Los Angeles. Flames driven by powerful winds torched dozens of hillside homes in Southern California, burning parts of tony Calabasas and mansions in Malibu and forcing tens of thousands of people — including some celebrities — to flee as the fire marched across the Santa Monica Mountains toward the sea. The cause of the blazes was not known. AP

Smoke is seen over the ocean as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. Reuters

An air tanker drops flame retardant to protect homes as fires burn Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, as seen from a helicopter over the Calabasas section of Los Angeles. AP

This NASA Earth Observatory handout image taken on November 8, 2018 and released on November 10, 2018 shows the Camp Fire burning in Paradise, California. AFP

Horses are spooked as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 inAgoura Hills, California. AFP

A man watches approaching flames during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 in Malibu, California. AFP

The interior of a building burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. AFP

A fire fighter stands at the ready to protect a building across the street, as the Camp Fire burned out of control through Paradise, fueled by high winds in Butte County, California, USA, 08 November 2018. EPA

Embers are blown by strong winds roaring sound during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 in Malibu, California. AFP

A Cal Fire firefighter monitors a burning home as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 9, 2018 in Magalia, California. AFP

A home burns as the Camp fire tears through Paradise, California on November 8, 2018. AFP

In this aerial photo, a burned neighborhood is seen in Paradise, California on November 15, 2018. AP

An aerial view of a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire on November 15, 2018 in Paradise, California. AFP

Patients are quickly evacuated from the Feather River Hospital as it burns down during the Camp fire in Paradise, California on November 08, 2018. AFP

Nurse Cassie Lerossignol hugs as coworker as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

Gabi and Jonah Frank walk on Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their home in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. Reuters

A Cal Fire firefighter work to extinguish a spot fire at a home while battling the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 8, 2018. Reuters

Cal Fire Captain Steve Millosovich carries a cage full of cats that were found in the road after the Camp Fire moved through the area on November 9, 2018 in Big Bend, California. AFP

A chimney remains at the site of a home that burned as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. AFP

The burned remains of a vehicle and home are seen during the Camp fire in Paradise, California on November 8, 2018. AFP

Krystin Harvey, left, comforts her daughter Araya Cipollini at the remains of their home burned in the Camp Fire, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. AP

Capt. Adrian Murrieta with the Los Angeles County Fire Dept., looks for hot spots on a wildfire-ravaged home Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Malibu, Calif. AP

Members of the California Army National Guard search a property for human remains at the Camp fire, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. AP

A before photo is placed on the remains of a building leveled in the Woolsey Fire at decimated Paramount Ranch during U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's visit to the ranch Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Agoura Hills, Calif. AP