Camp Fire blazes toward Chico - evacuation warning issued inside city limits

Camp Fire blazes toward Chico - evacuation warning issued inside city limits

Camp Fire blazes toward Chico - evacuation warning issued inside city limits

Chatfield wrote that they were in Paradise, a Northern California town where the entire population of 27,000 was ordered to evacuate.

The fire broke out near Thousand Oaks, an area about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles where an attacker killed 12 people on Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of 75,000 homes.

The Camp Fire began early Thursday in Paradise, about 90 miles north of Sacramento, burning 20,000 acres and threatening 15,000 structures as it moved west toward Chico Thursday night, according to Cal Fire officials. People reported seeing much of the community go up in flames, including homes, supermarkets, businesses, restaurants, schools and a retirement center. They used the Walgreens up in Paradise as a temporary refuge area and why we do that is to get civilians or people that are out in the elements, meaning the fire and the smoke, we try to get them into an area that is safe and away from the fire and smoke until that fire front pushes through - we did have fire personnel with them, so once they deem it safe we were able get them out of there, " he explained. Many homes have propane tanks that were exploding amid the flames.

The National Weather Service also issued red-flag warnings for fire dangers in many areas in California due to low humidity and strong winds.

"We're working very hard to get people out.The message I want to get out is: If you can evacuate, you need to evacuate", Honea said.

Spokesman for CAL Fire Scott Maclean opened up on the devastation of Paradise City.

"Basically, we haven't had rain since last May or before that", said Read, the fire chief. There were reports of people abandoning their vehicles trapped in heavy traffic, clutching children and running for safety under blackened skies.

Accidents gridlocked routes out of the town and residents abandoned their cars and fled on foot carrying children and pets, Reuters quoted local officials as saying.

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Flames burn inside a van as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Some crashed and others left their vehicles by the roadside.

"It's a worst-case scenario", Bass said.

With a week or more until rain falls in the affected areas, the wildfire may very well reach the nearby town of Chico, which has over 93,000 citizens.

People posted photos on Twitter of missing seniors.

The paper looked like it was from a book, she said.

"Most of them were immobile, with walkers or spouses that were bedridden, so we were trying to get additional units to come and try and help us, just taking as many as we could", he said.

This photo taken from video provided by CBS2/KCAL9 shows a wildfire burning in Camarillo, Calif., Thursday afternoon, November 8, 2018. The Woolsey fire burned dozens of homes and threatens at least 1,000 more.

"We hope the winds will die down around midnight", he said. "They do have a auto, but they both are older and can be confused at times".

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