While the death toll rose to at least 63 from the Northern California wildfire, officials say more than 600 are still missing.
TRT World's Ediz Tiyansan reports from California.
Almost all of Paradise, including nearly 9,000 homes and other buildings, were incinerated on Thursday after the blaze erupted, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
The town of 27,000 residents has been completely destroyed and all that is left is an expanse of smouldering ruins, twisted wreckage and debris.
Thousands of additional structures were still threatened by the blaze.
Most of the town - almost 12,000 homes and buildings - has been destroyed, and an army of firefighters, many from other states, joined the struggle to contain and suppress the flames.
Sheriff Honea said the list may contain people who do not know they are considered lost.
Officials said Thursday that the total number of people forced into shelters by the fire is not known, but that earlier this week reached 52,000.
The US President Donald Trump is due to visit fire-affected parts of the state at the weekend where he's likely to get a frosty reception. It was 40 percent contained as of Wednesday evening. Public schools in Sacramento and districts 90 miles (145 km) to the south, and as far away as San Francisco and Oakland, said Friday's classes would be canceled as the Camp Fire worsened air quality. As of now, 56 are dead and 297 people are missing.
After surveying the damage to his own property, 007 star Brosnan appeared in front of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to ask for aid to be provided to areas swept by the wildfires. "There are more evacuees, more people running out of money for hotels". There were portable toilets, and some people used the Walmart restrooms.
"We call it Wally World", Flanagan said, a riff off the store name.
"I want you to understand that the chaos we were dealing with was extraordinary" when the fire started, he told journalists, in explaining the staggering new number. "It just happened so quick". "I feel like people are going to come into our tent".