Number of missing people in California fires drops to 11

The number of people still missing in the recent wildfires in Northern California has dropped to 11, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Authorities said this week that the number, which swelled to over 1,000 at one point, was down to nearly single digits, according to the AP.

Officials said they have located more than 3,000 people who were at one point reported missing in the blaze.

“I think that’s a pretty remarkable number at this point,” Butte County, Calif., Sheriff Kory Honea told the AP.

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The death toll also dropped on Monday from 88 to 85 after authorities determined some remains were identified multiple times.

The Camp Fire in Northern California killed more than 70 people last month and ravaged thousands of buildings. At the same time, the Woolsey Fire destroyed buildings and killed multiple people in Southern California.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE and Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeTrump extends Florida offshore drilling pause, expands it to Georgia, South Carolina Conspicuous by their absence from the Republican Convention Trump flails as audience dwindles and ratings plummet MORE both visited California to tour damage left by the fires.

Trump drew criticism for initially threatening to withhold federal funding from the state if it did not change its forest management strategies, but later provided full aid and pledged to assist recovery efforts.