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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:38 PM

Camp Fire Wildfire in Northern California Prompts Mass Evacuations, Reports of People Trapped

A northern California blaze that exploded into a fast-moving wildfire Thursday prompted mass evacuations after reports of residents trapped in the area.

Dubbed Camp Fire, the flames were first seen around 6:30 a.m. Thursday near Camp Creek and Pulga Roads near Feather River Canyon, the California Highway Patrol said. It quickly spread due to 50 mph winds and engulfed towns in Butte County, about 90 miles north of Sacramento.

Within hours, the fire had covered 5,000 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations in towns including, Pulga, Paradise and Concow, the Sacramento Bee reported. Butte County sheriff issued evacuations for zones throughout the region.

Cal Fire told FOX2 there were reports of people trapped in their home in Paradise -- a town of about 27,000 people.

Alexia Miller told the news station her mother was at Feather River Hospital when “a wall of fire” trapped her in the parking lot. Miller posted a video shared by her mother, who is a charge nurse at the hospital.

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Local police scanner traffic on this fire describes a situation much worse than this report describes. Fire fighters with disabled vehicles attempting to escape on foot, one victim with burns on 45% of their body.,

Nope, not good at all!

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:43 PM

1. Terrible. I hope everyone gets out all right

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:50 PM

2. Here's the scanner link if you want to listen in

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:35 PM

3. Thanks for the info and link to the scanner. We have family and friends all over that area.

This area is our old stomping ground in a past life, and we are getting calls now.

The hospital in Paradise is history. Our info says it is totally lost.

From the air I'm hearing that this thing is running strong to the south and west and they have not put a dent in it yet. Air cover and bomber runs are about done for the night.

Note that Paradise has very limited escape routes. The skyway that runs east west from paradise to chico is no longer and escape route, there fire has jumped it and it is a hard closure right now.

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:00 PM

4. This is hard to listen to. We know all of the address and areas they are talking about very well.

Does anyone have any information if the fire is impacting chico yet?

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