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In the US state of California in the large-scale forest fires missing persons are still listed as 475 people.

The fire has scorched 153,335 acres and destroyed 13,972 residences, 528 commecial buildings and 4,293 other buildings, according to Cal Fire.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea has warned that the remains of some victims may never be found.

Crews continued sifting through ash and debris for human remains.

"It's like being in a war zone", Chuck Williams, who handles dogs searching for remains in the town of Paradise, Calif., told NPR's Bobby Allyn.

Flames had surrounded the home he was visiting - and the only way out was to go through them.

A California assemblyman has announced plans to introduce a bill that would help PG&E absorb liabilities from the deadly Northern California Camp Fire, but would stop short of doing away with a legislative doctrine that holds utilities responsible for wildfire costs.

Heavy downfalls that have soaked the fire zone in the past days helped douse the remaining flames, but also made it more hard for crews searching for bodies.

Fieri, who lives in Santa Rosa in the Bay Area, cooked for first responders on November 11, and has helped feed victims of past fires. It was both the deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history.

In a joint bulletin posted on Saturday, the police and fire service said evacuation orders that had in place for some areas over the last fortnight were being lifted for both residents and non-residents, while warning that essential services were still "very limited".

Just days earlier, fire officials in southern California pronounced the Woolsey fire that so and other areas is 100 percent contained.

Crews are sifting through ash and debris looking for human remains while also trying to fix power, telephone and gas utilities.

We reported last week that both are requesting additional authority from Congress to implement strategies they say will improve the health of forested areas.

The U.S. government has distributed more than $20 million in assistance for people displaced by the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official said Monday as hundreds of searchers kept looking for more human remains.


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