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Trump inspecting the devastation of the California wildfire

US President Donald Trump has payed a visit to California to survey the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history.

The Camp Fire, in northern California, has killed at least 76 people, while more than 1,200 people have been reported missing, although officials say that figure could fluctuate.

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In the destroyed town of Paradise, Trump described the scene as “sad” and reiterated his disputed claim that poor forest management was to blame.

“We do have to do management maintenance and we’ll be working also with environmental groups. I think everyone’s seen the light,” he said.

“I don’t think we’ll have this again to this extent,” he added.