Everything destroyed as wildfire scorches Paradise, California

Everything destroyed as wildfire scorches Paradise, California

Newsom issued the declaration Thursday for Butte County as the fast-moving fire continues to burn around the town of Paradise about 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.

With fires burning in both Northern and Southern California, the director of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services put the number of people forced from their homes at 157,000.

This photo provided by Nicole Kowalczyke shows a piece of a burned page that fell out of the sky in Chico, Calif., on November 8, 2018, as the Camp Fire burns nearby.

"There's nothing much left standing", said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesperson Scott Maclean. While reports have come in of injuries among firefighters and residents, no deaths have been confirmed just yet.

Much of the downtown was destroyed.

Further north near Sacramento, the five victims were found in cars in a town that was destroyed by the Camp Fire. "It started at 10 to 20 acres when our first engines were able to see it".

Weather forecasts showed numerous red flag warnings and wind alerts in the area Thursday into Friday.

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Officials said that they had heard reports of fatalities but that they could not yet access the affected areas to confirm those reports.

The entire town had been evacuated earlier, with traffic backing up throughout the area as residents try to get to safety. A fire had broken out in her yard, blocking the path to her vehicle.

At the request of Butte County, Chico State's Twitter account shared at 4:25 p.m. that "No evacuations have been ordered for the City of Chico at this time". They said there is room at the Oroville Nazarene Church and the Butte County Fairgrounds.

"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. Within six hours, it had grown to more than 26 square miles (69 square kilometres), Gaddie said. "Once it got going it picked up very rapidly". Around 52,000 people have been forced to evacuate in Northern California, and more than 100,000 in Southern California. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. We had access problems trying to get to the fire because of its location up in the mountains.

Cal Fire officials warned that the blaze could enter the city of Chico, a college town of about 93,000 about six miles from Paradise.

Cal Fire's Bill Murphy says winds have calmed down in the valley but that there are "shifting, erratic winds" with speeds of up to 45mph (72 km/h) along ridge tops. At one point, the unrelenting flames burned about 2,000 acres per hour taking down everything - big box stores, homes, and businesses - in its path. In October 2017, some 21 wildfires burned almost 95,000 acres and 7,000 buildings in Sonoma and Napa counties in the heart of California's wine country, killing 40 people.

At least one nursing home and hospital were evacuated and several homes were on fire, according to the Sacramento Bee, and the region is covered with thick, dark smoke.

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