November 09, 2018
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES RAGE!
PARADISE, Calif. - A Northern California wildfire that moved so fast firefighters didn't even try to stop it killed five people, authorities said Friday as the blaze quadrupled in size after leveling much of a town of nearly 30,000 people.
By late Thursday, it became apparent that Paradise, a town of 27,000 people north of Sacramento, had been devastated by the fire.
Fueled by high winds, the Camp Fire blazed rapidly spread the northern California town of Paradise yesterday (Nov. 8), burning over 70,000 acres and leading to the evacuation of the town's 27,000 residents, plus thousands more in surrounding Butte County. As of writing, the fire is only 5% contained.
"It was just a wall of fire on each side of us, and we could hardly see the road in front of us."
Fast-moving wildfires prompted tens of thousands of evacuations in both Northern and Southern California, including the entire beachside city of Malibu, sending residents fleeing for their lives on short notice.
"Fires in CA look like the actual Apocalypse."
California state is under Fire.