Wildfire destroys thousands of buildings in California town

A fast-moving wildfire that ravaged a Northern California town Thursday sent residents racing to escape on roads that turned into tunnels of fire as thick smoke darkened the daytime sky. Several thousand buildings were destroyed by flames, a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection official said.

California wildfire leaves town in ruins, thousands flee

Thousands of people in California have had to flee ahead of a wildfire that has consumed thousands of hectares and land and continues to grow, courtesy of strong winds.

Wildfire destroys thousands of buildings in California town

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire that ravaged a Northern California town Thursday sent residents racing to escape on roads that turned into tunnels of fire as thick smoke darkened the daytime sky. Several thousand buildings were destroyed by flames, a California Department of Forestry and

Entire California Town Destroyed; Tens of Thousands Flee in Los Angeles, Ventura Counties | The Weather Channel

Here's what we know about several wildfires burning in parts of Northern and Southern California.

Northern California cities engulfed as Camp Fire forces mandatory evacuations

The fire has burned through 20,000 acres near the Feather River Canyon, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

California wildfire leaves town in ruins

Two major fires are burning out of control, destroying buildings and forcing many residents to flee.

A fast-moving wildfire advanced to the outskirts of the Northern California city of Chico early on Friday, forcing thousands to flee after it left the nearby town of Paradise in ruins.

Thousands flee raging wildfires in California

Mass evacuations were ordered in California last night as wildfires spread quickly, fanned by powerful winds. Thousands of people have been forced out of their homes in Ventura County, about 30 miles from Malibu.One blaze, dubbed the “Woolsey Fire”, started in the Simi Valley and within 12 minutes

Wildfire devastates California town

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in California town as a fast moving wildfire devastated an area north of Sacramento.

Tens of thousands of people were ordered to flee a fast-moving wildfire that exploded in size Thursday, threatening several Northern California communities and forcing panicked residents to race to help neighbours who had to drive through walls of flames to escape.

Northern California wildfire destroys hundreds of buildings

A community of 27,000 people was ordered to evacuate.

Camp Fire: Evacuation orders issued inside Chico CA city limits | The Sacramento Bee Camp Fire blazes toward Chico – evacuation warning issued inside city limits

The 20,000-acre Camp Fire that burned through the town of Paradise, California, early Thursday has raced toward the city of Chico, jumping across Highway 99 and prompting evacuations to the city’s southern edge.

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Northern California wildfires force thousands to flee Paradise as town burns

Tens of thousands of people flee a fast-moving wildfire in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandon vehicles ahead of the flames.