Number of missing people in California wildfires doubles to over 630

California Gov. Jerry Brown Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long, Interior Secretary Rya

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Authorities say 631 people are still unaccounted for after last week's deadly wildfire in Northern California.

Officials have released a list of 100 names of people who are still missing, including many in their 80s and 90s.

The Woolsey Fire has razed 98,000 acres (39,660 hectares) and has been 62 percent contained. He urged people to look at the list of those unaccounted for and to let authorities know if they are safe.

Investigators on Thursday collected DNA samples from relatives to help identify victims as hundreds of rescue personel and sniffer dogs worked to locate more victims.

Almost 9000 homes and other buildings, including most of the town, were incinerated last Thursday night, hours after the blaze erupted, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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

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Some local organizations have called for monkeys to be sterilized and excluded from wildlife protection legislation, Singh added. The baby named Sunny was found in a terrace adjacent to his mother, Neha's house and was pronounced dead on arrival to hospital.

A number of smaller blazes in southern California also brought panic to thousands.

The Nov. 8 fire killed 63 people, destroyed 9,700 homes and displaced 52,000 people in the town of Paradise and nearby towns.

The US president initially blamed the blazes on state officials and threatened to withhold federal payments.

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.

Trump's comments, which came shortly after he Trump issued an emergency declaration to allow USA government funds to be used to tackle three blazes, prompted an angry response from firefighters. But scientists largely attribute the disastrous wildfire seasons California has experienced over the past couple of years, to prolonged drought symptomatic of climate change.

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