1. Matthew Flanagan shows circle of tents he set up with fellow evacuees, calls it "Wally World"
2. Walmart sign with tent in background
3. Back view of Flanagan's tent circle
4. More tents next to Walmart parking log
5. People dropping and picking up clothes at evacuation center in Walmart parking lot
6. Woman looking at donate sweater
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Flanagan, wildfire evacuee from Paradise
"The tent city - when I first got here there was nobody here. And now it's just getting worse and worse and worse. There are more evacuees, more people running out of money for hotels. And families - they're staying with people but you know they can't stay there forever. And you know we tried to get back up to see our houses yesterday, and they say it's going to be four months. So Paradise is gone."
8. Laura Whitaker stands outside her tent with dog Sadie
9. Close-up of dog Sadie
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Laura Whitaker, wildfire evacuee from Paradise:
"It's tough. It's kind of scary. But everybody has been amazing though - I just want to say that. These people that have come in and brought us the things that we need. It's really been a blessing and kept us going. But it's sad that already it's getting a little scary here."
11. Volunteer flipping hamburgers on grill
Woman talking to man in wheelchair
12. Volunteer organizing donated shoes on table
13. Woman organizing table with pet food and supplies
14. Suzanne Kaksonen sits in chair outside tent with two cockatoos
15. Close-up of cockatoo
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Suzanne Kaksonen, wildfire evacuee from Paradise
"I just want to go home. I don't even care if there's no home. I just want to go back to my dirt, you know, and put a trailer up and clean it up and get going. Sooner the better. I don't want to wait six months. That petrifies me. I don't know what we're going to do for six months. I mean who's going to fund that bill."
17. Loretta Goodwin looks for diapers for grandson
18. SOUNDBITE (English) Loretta Goodwin, wildfire evacuee from Paradise
"Totally flattened. Nothing left but ashes. Yeah because we've seen videos, a few of them where you can actually see our apartment just in flames, just big walls of flames."
19. Handwritten poster addressing evacuees at donation area
20. Boxes with stuffed animals and other toys
21. SOUNDBITE (English) Loretta Goodwin, wildfire evacuee from Paradise
"You know it is just heartbreaking because we really thought we were going to go back. We should have got this, we should have got that. But yeah it was heartbreaking."
A growing number of wildfire evacuees are setting up camp next to a Walmart parking lot where victims can pick up donated clothes, hot food and other supplies.
About 7,700 homes were destroyed when flames hit Paradise, a former gold-mining camp popular with retirees, on Nov. 8, killing at least 48 people in California's deadliest wildfire. There were also three fatalities from separate blazes in Southern California.
It will take years to rebuild the town of 27,000, if people decide that's what should be done, said Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
With scores of people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California's deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke joined Gov. Jerry Brown on a visit to the leveled town of Paradise, telling reporters it was the worst fire devastation he had ever seen.
Brown, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump's policies, said he spoke with Trump, who pledged federal assistance.
Temporary schools and hospitals will be brought in, Long said. Officials are also looking to bring in mobile homes for thousands of people left homeless.
Debris removal in Paradise and outlying communities will have to wait until the search for victims finishes, he said.