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Califirenia — Major wildfires continue destroying homes, businesses

Posted by feww on November 10, 2018

California plagued by most destructive, deadly wildfires

Camp Fire, a fast moving wildfire burning about 140 km north of Sacramento, has destroyed the town of Paradise, razing up to 6,800 homes and businesses, killing at least nine people and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes.

At least 35 people are reported missing and three firefighters have been injured.

Camp Fire
Camp Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: November 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Date/Time Started: November 08, 2018 6:33 am
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE/ Butte County Fire, Butte County Sheriff and Paradise P.D.
County: Butte County
Location: Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap
Acres Burned – Containment: 90,000 acres – 5% contained
Structures Threatened: 15,000
Structures Destroyed: 6,453 residences, 260 commercial
Evacuations: View the latest Incident Update for current information on evacuations and road closures.

Evacuation centers: See http://fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2277

Woolsey Fire

In SoCal, Woolsey Fire, fanned by 80 km/h  Santa Ana winds, threatens 75,000 homes in Los Angeles county, putting about 220,000 people under mandatory evacuation as of Saturday morning. The fire has destroyed at least 150 buildings.

“Fire is now burning out of control and heading into populated areas of Malibu… All residents must evacuate immediately.” the city officials said on their website.

The fire was racing toward  multi-million dollar homes in Malibu, forcing hundreds of thousands people, including 93,000 in Ventura County, to abandon their homes.

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Northern California Wildfire Destroys Town, Forces Thousands to Flee

Posted by feww on November 9, 2018

“This fire moved so fast and grew so fast a lot of people got caught by it.” –Cal Fire

A fast-moving wildfire dubbed the Camp Fire has destroyed the town of Paradise in Northern California  and has  reached the outskirts of the city of Chico, forcing tens of thousands to flee.

More than a dozen fires are currently burning across California, consuming tens of thousands of acres and threatening thousands of buildings.

Paradise on Fire from Hell: “The whole town is burning”

Camp Fire destroyed Paradise, about 85 miles north of Sacramento, forcing the town’s population of 27,000 to flee.

“The town is devastated, everything is destroyed. There’s nothing much left standing,” Cal Fire spokesman said.

In addition to utter destruction, there are reports of fatalities and casualties, but the details are as yet unconfirmed.

Chico, CA

The City of Chico [population 93,000,] is in the path of the wildfire, said Butte County Fire Dept.

Camp Fire Incident Information:

  • County: Butte County
  • Location: Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap
  • Acres Burned – Containment: 20,000 acres
  • Structures Threatened: 15,000
  • Evacuations: Evacuation orders established for Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon and Butte Valley

 

 

 

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