Deadly wildfires spread through California as thousands ordered to evacuate

Thousands of people have had to flee their homes after a devastating, fast-moving wildfire ripped through California. Residents spoke of being surrounded by a wall of fire as the blaze...

The Thousand Oaks community is still reeling from a mass shooting one day earlier.

California wildfire leaves town in ruins

Two major fires are burning out of control, destroying buildings and forcing many residents to flee.

A fast-moving wildfire advanced to the outskirts of the Northern California city of Chico early on Friday, forcing thousands to flee after it left the nearby town of Paradise in ruins.

Tens of thousands of people were ordered to flee a fast-moving wildfire that exploded in size Thursday, threatening several Northern California communities and forcing panicked residents to race to help neighbours who had to drive through walls of flames to escape.

Heroism, harrowing escapes as fire destroys California town

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, wiping out what a Cal Fire official said was a couple of thousand structures.

Northern California wildfires force thousands to flee Paradise as town burns

Tens of thousands of people flee a fast-moving wildfire in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandon vehicles ahead of the flames.

A Northern California fire grows at a rate of about 80 football fields per minute

'Camp Fire' inferno: North California town of Paradise 'wiped out' as thousands flee

Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire on Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that destroyed hundreds of structures. Driven by strong winds and dry conditions, the blaze dubbed the Camp

Tens of thousands of people flee as wildfire 'wipes out' California town of Paradise

An official described a devastating scene in which flames engulfed homes and sparked explosions. ‘People started getting out of their vehicles and running’

Butte CA Camp Fire burns homes, forces evacuations | The Sacramento Bee ‘The whole town’s on fire’: Butte wildfire grows to 20,000 acres as residents flee on foot

Evacuations and updates on the Camp Fire in Butte County, California: The wildfire forced evacuations of most of the town of Paradise, has destroyed homes and businesses, as firefighters work to contain the 20,000-acre blaze.