WORLD Wildfire devastates California town, charring numerous homes

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Wildfire devastates California town, charring numerous homes

By Shan Xin | People's Daily app

14:41, November 09, 2018

A destructive wildfire swept across the town of Paradise in northern California on Thursday morning, charring over 20,000 acres and destroying dozens of homes in a matter of hours. More than 27,000 residents fled for their lives as high winds and low humidity allowed the wildfire to spread rapidly. (Photo: VCG)

Dozens businesses and homes were leveled or in flames, including a liquor store and gas station. The fire is currently at zero containment, a Cal Fire spokesman said. (Photo: VCG)

Dozens businesses and homes were leveled or in flames, including a liquor store and gas station. The fire is currently at zero containment, a Cal Fire spokesman said. (Photo: VCG)

Dozens businesses and homes were leveled or in flames, including a liquor store and gas station. The fire is currently at zero containment, a Cal Fire spokesman said. (Photo: VCG)

Patients are evacuated from the Feather River Hospital before it is destroyed by the Camp fire in Paradise, California. (Photo: VCG)

A business burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area. Dozens businesses and homes were leveled or in flames, including a liquor store and gas station. The fire is currently at zero containment, a Cal Fire spokesman said. (Photo: VCG)

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