There are now 1000 people reported missing in California wildfires
Wildfires in Australia fanned by hot, dry conditions engulfed more than 100 homes outside Melbourne in early December 2015 (AFP Photo/Keith Pakenham)

CNN is now reporting that there are now 1,000 people missing in California, where deadly wildfires struck this week.

The death toll has risen to 71. "A lot of people are displaced, and a lot of people don't know we're looking for them," said Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea.

This story is still developing.