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Congress Relatively Mum on Raging California Camp Fire

A list of missing people spiked to more than 600 names Thursday

Few members of Congress outside of the California delegation have weighed in on the Camp Fire raging north of Sacramento. Years of drought have created a “tinderbox” in the Golden State, according to NASA. (NASA)

Despite a dramatic spike in the number of people unaccounted for as the historically deadly Camp Fire rages in northern California, members of Congress have been relatively quiet on the natural disaster. 

A list of missing people ballooned from 130 names to nearly 300 names within hours Wednesday, the Mercury News reported, and reached more than 600 names by late Thursday. Sixty-three people have died, and another three have died in a simultaneous blaze in Southern California. 

Amid contentious leadership races and tug-of-wars over committee assignments, the fires appear to have fallen off the radar. But members of the California delegation have expressed sympathy for the victims and gratitude to the firefighters while pushing out information from local authorities to their followers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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