Fast-moving wildfire ravages Northern California town; More blazes erupt in Southern California

By Associated Press

By DON THOMPSON and JOCELYN GECKER

PARADISE, Calif. — 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.

“We were surrounded by fire, we were driving through fire on each side of the road,” said police officer Mark Bass, who lives in the hard-hit town of Paradise, where harrowing tales of escape and heroic rescues emerged after the entire community of 27,000 was ordered [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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