Over 1,000 people are now missing following the California wildfires 1 year ago

Over 1,000 people are now missing following the California wildfires

Thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed.

According to CNN, more than 1,000 people are now unaccounted for as California's deadliest wildfire enters a second week.

On top of that, the death toll has rose to 71 since the fire started on 8 November in Northern California.

The wildfire, which is officially the worst in the history of the state, has also destroyed about 9,800 homes and scorched 146,000 acres (an increase of 5,000 acres Friday).

Currently, hundreds of deputies, National Guard troops, anthropologists and coroners are sifting through leveled homes and mangled cars for remains.

President Donald Trump is set to visit the area at some point on Saturday.

Trump has seen some controversy as a result of the fire, as he threatened to take funding away from fighting forest fires in California.

He has since tweeted: "These California fires are expanding very, very quickly (in some cases 80-100 acres a minute). If people don’t evacuate quickly, they risk being overtaken by the fire. Please listen to evacuation orders from State and local officials!"