Families face confusion, varying responses over fire missing

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people are still listed as missing four days after wildfires ignited and zipped through California wine country, and the search for them has been marked by confusion and responses that differ dramatically by area.

Authorities in hard-hit Sonoma County are searching for those reported missing by family and friends, but many of them live in fire zones that can’t be accessed as the flames rage largely out of control.

The wildfires ripping through Northern California have killed more than two dozen people and burned thousands of homes and businesses.