PARADISE EVACUATED: Fast-Growing Butte County Fire Has Already Burned 5000 Acres

Santa Ana Winds in the Forecast Ramping up Extreme Fire Threat in Southern California

Officials at the Butte County Sheriff's office and Cal Fire, the state agency responsible for fighting wildfires, ordered evacuations throughout the morning for rural communities in the path of the wildfire, including Paradise, California, which is home to more than 26,000 people.

Residents of Butte County ― and particularly Paradise, California, and its surrounding towns ― have been ordered to evacuate and take shelter in local churches in the neighboring town of Chico.

Smoke from the wind-driven fire, which started Thursday morning, can be seen from as far away as 150 miles. The Camp Fire is now moving out of the Paradise area toward Chico, a city with 93,000 residents.

In Chico, west of the fire, resident Tina Greer said the care home where her disabled son lives with five other patients was evacuating.

"The whole hill's on fire", she said while crying. "This does not look good at all", Mason said on Twitter.

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Cinders crawled along the ground and up trees as she fled with her mother and grandmother.

East of Chico on Picholine Way, a line of cars crowded roads as people evacuated from that area around 9 p.m. "It can't be there anymore".

Adventist Health Feather River, a hospital in Paradise, evacuated its patients on Thursday afternoon.

The Concow School sent its 60 students home, but many faculty members are anxious about their homes, said Golden Feather Union Elementary School District Superintendent Josh Peete. We're working very hard to get people out.

He says he wants people to know that if they can evacuate, they need to evacuate.

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About 500 firefighters are on the ground now, and 100 law enforcement officers are helping them.

Butte County Fire Chief Darren Read said there were multiple injuries among civilians and firefighters.

Allana Hall captured photos of low-hanging black smoke stretching for miles as she and her boyfriend evacuated Paradise. A temporary refuge has been created in a Walgreens to house people until they can leave for a safer area.

"This fire is very unsafe, please evacuate if asked to do so!" the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) tweeted.

"Luckily, the fire broke out early enough that there were only a few students there and we had a plan".

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Officials have put most of Northern California is under a Red Flag Warning, which means "extreme fire behaviour" can occur within 24 hours.

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