Brock Long, administrator of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said the city ravaged by wildfire will need a “total rebuild” job that will take several years. He added that damage to Paradise was “one of the worst disasters” he had ever seen.
According to official reports, the death toll of the disaster in Camp Fire is given to 56, and 130 people are still missing.
About 9,400 firefighters are currently battling wildfires across the state.
At a news briefing on Wednesday by officials, the director of California’s fire service said “progress is being made” to contain the blazes.
“I want to just reiterate we continue to have a lot of work to do we will continue to be here, we will get this done until the job is over,” Ken Pimlott said.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that he would be visiting California to survey the damage from the wildfires.