The deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history has gained the attention of the world and President Donald Trump has made plans to come to Northern California to visit the survivors of the Camp Fire.
The president will “meet with individuals impacted by the wildfires,” the White House said in a statement Thursday afternoon. Trump will land at Beale Air Force Base near Yuba City, but no other details about his trip have been announced.
The Camp Fire statistics have grown grim as the fire continues to burn 145,000 acres in Butte County. So far, the death toll of the fire sits at 63 people with over 600 people still missing. 11,862 structures have been destroyed, most of the them homes in the town of Paradise, which was completely destroyed by the fast-moving flames.
Thousands of evacuees remain homeless in Butte County, as evacuation centers are packed full and some have even taken to the Wal Mart parking lot as a makeshift refugee camp.