There are currently 380 people missing in Sonoma County in the wake of the wildfires that have ravaged the northern and eastern areas of the county, Sheriff Rob Giordano said Wednesday afternoon.
Early Wednesday, Giordano said 670 people were missing and 110 were found. He clarified the number of missing at a media briefing Wednesday afternoon.
Giordano said the sheriff's office received 670 missing persons reports, but subtracting duplicate reports, the number of missing actually was 530 people. Since then, 150 people were located, leaving 380 people unaccounted for.
"We may still have some duplicate reports in that number," Giordano said.
Sheriff's deputies and detectives have made house searches in cold areas but are not entering hot areas to sift through debris, Giordano said.
Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Crum said a team of 30 detectives are making cursory searches of some homes.
Sonoma County is receiving help from many law enforcement and fire agencies, Giordano said.
The number of people who have died in the Tubbs Fire that started Sunday night in Calistoga remains at 11, Giordano said.
The fire had burned 28,000 acres as of this morning, according to Cal Fire.
Giordano said sheriff's officials are trying to upgrade the Nixle notification system to reach landline phone numbers in a particular area.
He also said deputies have stopped escorting people into evacuation areas to retrieve medications.