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California fire: Death toll in and around Paradise grows to 76 with 1,276 still missing as Trump visits

California fire: Death toll in and around Paradise grows to 76 with 1,276 still missing as Trump visits

The death toll from California’s worst fire on record rose to 76 as President Trump vowed Saturday to help California recover from the devastation and work to prevent catastrophic blazes.

The number of those still unaccounted for continued to rise, standing at 1,276 people as of Saturday night. But Butte County officials said the list is far from precise and could include duplicates as well as the names of people who have not checked in with loved ones or authorities.

The remains of five more people were found Saturday.

Trump toured the rubble of Paradise, where more than 12,000 structures were lost, with Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom.

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