The number of names on the missing person's list for Northern California's Camp fire grew to 1,011 Friday night, almost doubling the number reported Thursday, though fire officials warned that the list may include duplicate names.
Authorities also reported seven more deaths, bringing the total to 63, in the deadliest wildfire in state history.
"I think everybody's seen the light and I don't think we'll have this again to this extent, " Trump said in Paradise, the town largely destroyed by a wildfire ignited November 8 that he called "this monster". The so-called Camp Fire has become the deadliest USA wildfire in a century.
The missing persons' list has doubled since earlier on Thursday.
In last year's wine country wildfires, Sonoma County authorities at one point listed more than 2,000 people as missing but slowly whittled down the number.
And in an interview taped Friday to be aired on Fox News Sunday, Trump claimed that "you wouldn't have the fire" if the work of raking certain dry vegetation had been done ahead of time.
Nick Shawkey, a state fire captain from rural Northern California, said Trump's visit was the mark of a good leader.
Trump subsequently issued an emergency declaration and a major disaster declaration at the request of the state, and on Wednesday, he said he spoke with California Gov. But they stress that not all the people may really be missing.
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Authorities attribute the high death toll from the blaze - dubbed "Camp Fire" - partly to the speed with which flames raced through the town with little warning, driven by howling winds and fueled by drought-desiccated scrub and trees.
Maggie Missere-Crowder says if Trump came to the Walmart, she'd shake his hand, but she otherwise needed to focus on getting her tent and other supplies into her truck. Jerry Brown and Gov. -elect Gavin Newsom had welcomed Trump's visit, declaring it's time "to pull together for the people of California". Containment of the Woolsey fire grew to 57 percent.
Updated lists can be found on the sheriff's website. He said the list of missing would keep fluctuating with names being added and others removed, either because they turn up safe or are identified among the dead. In some cases, those unaccounted for have likely survived but not yet notified family or authorities that they are alive, or relatives may not yet have reported people missing.
Officials say they do not expect to fully contain the blaze - which has razed 145,000 acres (56,600 ha) - until the end of the month.
The Camp Fire, which has destroyed about 9,700 homes and scorched 141,000 acres in Northern California, is one of several in the state.
On Thursday, more than 5,000 fire personnel were battling the Camp Fire that started a week ago and has displaced 52,000 people.
The White House has not released the specifics of the trip, but officials said President Trump will tour damaged property and meet with first responders.
Family members remembered her personality, her wonderful heart and great smile, he said.