TRENDING California residents rushing for emergency evacuation due to another major mountain fire

TRENDING

California residents rushing for emergency evacuation due to another major mountain fire

22:38, November 09, 2018

Hundreds of homes incinerated and deaths reported as a fast-moving wildfire roared through Northern California on November 8.

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Tens of thousands of people fled the town of Paradise as the so-called Camp Fire swept through with flames as high as 150 feet.The town of 27,000 is located on a ridge with limited escape routes, forcing many residents to drive through flames in order to get out.

Traffic accidents quickly turned roads into gridlock.

Officials say some people had to leave their cars and run for it, holding children and pets.

The blaze began early Thursday (November 8) and has already ripped through 20,000 acres.

Officials are now warning that with strong winds blowing through the area, the nearby town of Chico is also under threat.

This year is one of the worst on record for wild fires in California.

Flames have already destroyed more than 600,000 acres, nearly triple the five-year average. 

Hundreds of homes go up in flames in Northern California as the fast-moving Camp Fire rips through the area on Thursday. 

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee, some on foot and carrying children. 

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