Pleas flood social media with loved ones missing after fire

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A day after a Northern California wildfire forced tens of thousands to evacuate, dozens of people are unaccounted for and relatives are flooding social media with desperate pleas for help finding them.

Many are searching for seniors who lived alone or at retirement homes.

Diane Forsman lives in New Hampshire and says she’s been trying to get information about her 83-year-old mother, who lives in the community of Magalia near the devastated town of Paradise. She says her mother can’t walk by herself and is on oxygen.

Dawn Johnson says she hasn’t been able to reach her father or his wife who live in an RV park in Paradise that’s believed to have burned in the fire.

Johnson says her father has late-stage cancer and his wife is mostly confined to her bed.

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