The Camp Fire in Butte County has now destroyed 8,756 homes, 1,310 outbuildings and 260 commercial buildings.
Camp Fire, the state's deadliest and most destructive blaze, has killed at least 63 people.
TRT World's Ediz Tiyansan reports from California. Another three people died in a fire in Southern California.
The town of 27,000 residents has been completely destroyed and all that is left is an expanse of smouldering ruins, twisted wreckage and debris.
Across the state, more than 9,000 firefighters are involved in the fight to contain the fires. He urged people to look at the list of those unaccounted for and to let authorities know if they are safe.
The cause of the fires are under investigation.
Firefighting efforts have made progress in recent days, with the fire 52 percent contained. Thousands of survivors are now without homes and living in shelters and tent cities.
A Paradise police officer walks under crime scene tape that blocks off an area where human remains were found in a auto that was destroyed by the Camp Fire on November 15, 2018, in Paradise.
It comes as the White House said Donald Trump will visit California on Saturday and meet people caught up in the disaster.
Information for contacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance was posted on a board that allowed people to write the names of those they believed were missing. Part of the lot was roped off as a distribution center for clothes, food and coffee. "There are more evacuees, more people running out of money for hotels". Portable toilets were also brought in.
A Sunday closure "gives us enough time to maybe figure something out", said Mike Robertson, an evacuee who arrived there on Monday with his wife and two daughters.
"I want you to understand that the chaos we were dealing with was extraordinary" when the fire started, he told journalists, in explaining the staggering new number.
Nicole said she fled once her home's mailbox caught fire and neighbors' propane tanks began exploding.
"I called him and said, 'Honey, I'm not going to make it. I've been holding it together for her", he said, gesturing toward his wife.