CHICO, California – In the middle of a throat piercing fog, retired retired Michael French made an effort to present a California case, which he hoped would help a competent authority find a missing nephew to send a DNA sample.
The 62-year-old French, he and other relatives, the fastest advancing wild fire – the most devastating in California's history – passed through 11,000 homes and buildings in Paradise and scattered neighboring communities on November 8, killing at least 71 people Ever since they opened it, they said they were looking for Wendy.
Adı No one ever heard of him. He didn't contact us, so I'm deeply concerned, Bizim he said. The family takes on the worst.
While firefighters were fighting to host the deadly Campfire, authorities intensified efforts to identify losses and dead people. Volunteer teams in the white protective equipment sought darkened floor and family members immediately came to the DNA centers where they pulled their mouths to help identify the remains of the victims. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said no remains of at least 13 victims were discovered.
More than 600 names to identify friends and relatives found on Friday after the list of people unexamined exceeds 1000'e. Surprising stumbling fears that the number of deaths will increase exponentially.
The long list even surprised President Trump, who said on Friday that "some 600 people" could be destroyed in flames.
Dı Burned beyond recognition. They can't even see the bodies. It's amazing, ”said Trump, who planned to visit the region on Saturday. Interview with 39 Fox News Sunday Chris Chris Wallace & a.
However, as the number of non-quadrupled names increased, Honea said many of the listed were safe but did not want the authorities to approve it. Some names in the list may be couples with different spellings, he added.
”We have an important event, where many people have been displaced and have seen an unprecedented event in Northern California.“ This explains why lack in the list of expanding names is difficult to verify.
Among those listed were still Suzanne Heffernan's mother, Shirley Woodhouse, who was listed. Heffernan had spoken to her parents about a week before they had evacuated their home in heaven, and she and her four brothers had since been in close contact with their parents about their welfare.
Heffernan said his mother, who was 80 & # 39; old from a local sheriff's office on Thursday, was on an unexplained list of people. One of Woodhouse's high school friends added it.
Interestingly, l if outside members and non-family members are adding people to the missing list, İl he said.
Paradise authorities and residents – a paradise with 26,000 inhabitants at the foot of the Sierra Nevada – said death in this town, where many people retire and escape the hustle and bustle of the city, will likely rise. There are many elderly or ugly people among the inhabitants who cannot escape as the flames approach.
Honea said, bil Certainly within the territory of a possibility we certainly wouldn't know H.
Dur It is my sincere hope to define everyone who is missing and to identify any remains, “he added. “But this is the nature of the tragedy. … This is a tremendous, big initiative. "
Officials said they had almost drawn the surface of the area, which could contain human remains, despite days of searching for the fighting land with the largest search and rescue team in the history of the state.
This may mean that relatives of friends and casualties wait long.
On Friday, Dorothy Lee would be Mack's 88th birthday, and his sister has not heard from him since he went through Ridgewood Mobile Home Park, where Mack lived with his 19 number.
Mack said he was not the person to give his mother-in-law Marian Mack comfortably. She had polio at the age of 10 and later with cancer and two hip replacements. Marian, however, did not know if Dorothy would hear emergency workers running at 6:30 am on their mobile phones, bells ringing to wake up the sleeping inhabitants.
Marian Mack, who visited Dorothy's birthday, said, n It was a very bad time. “We should just wait and pray“
Campfire consumes an area of 140,000 hectares, the size of Chicago, and 50%. However, multiple fire states continue to outrag. In Southern California, Woolsey Fire extends from the Simi Valley to millions of dollars of beach houses in the Malibu. At least three people died in this fire.
According to Cal Fire, there are more than 9,000 firefighters, including Camp and Woolsey fires, with water tanks and helicopters destroying more than 12,000 buildings.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning in the Camp Fire area for Saturday night until Sunday, which means that high winds can cause the flames to spread rapidly. Authorities are adding firefighters to prevent the growth of the fire.
They are also expanding their efforts to detect human remains and send “Rapid DNA genişlet machines near fire scenes. Technology allows relatives to provide genetic materials with a cheek stick and compare them to a database of unidentified victims in less than two hours.
The machines are part of a new initiative that has been implemented by law enforcement officials last year after receiving congressional approval on the size of a mini fridge. He said the FBI hopes to launch a pilot program to test suspects at police stations at test stations and forward results to state criminal laboratories and the national DNA database for next year.
Waltham, Mass. ANDE, one of the two companies approved to deliver rapid analysis machines to the state, and various fire brigades sent to six firefighters on Wednesday. DNA samples collected there would only be used to identify victims, and he said that these machines were not connected to the national DNA database.
Authorities hope to encourage the losses to use more of their relatives. Only 17 DNA samples were processed.
On Friday, displaced residents camped in a Walmart parking lot in Chico visited an abandoned Sears store, served by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Jeff Hansen, 37, waited several hours to apply for emergency assistance for his family of nine, including a 36-year-old brother with a cerebral palsy in wheelchairs. He lost one of his heavenly houses, business and three cars in a fire.
En I hope FEMA can help us, ar Hansen said.
The center also became a point for uncompromising meetings, as displaced residents ran to their friends and neighbors, fearing they had died in the fire.
Lindsay Nelson, 37, took days with the ilgili Jay Jay, ”his 78-year-old drinking companion. But when you saw him at the center, Nelson hugged him and took a picture to publish on Facebook.
Ük No one heard from him, we thought he was missing. Ve So I'm so glad to see you and know you're good, Bu he said. Nelson, who lived in heaven, but lost the house he rented there. “This is a relief. I don't want to hear any of my friends do this, everything would be too hard to continue. "
But when the death rate begins to rise, Nelson is eager for worse.
”The truth is that everyone knows you will know someone who doesn't. I ”The truth is we will have to build a monument in Heaven. Iz
Annie Gowen and Frances Sellers from Washington. Tom Jackman and Julie Tate contributed to this report from Washington.