The town of Paradise in Northern California almost completely destroyed by a forest fire, which began on the morning of 8 November. Burned thousands of homes, the newspaper the Sacramento Bee.
The city declared the evacuation, there were traffic jams because many people try to leave the place of residence. Only in the region, according to the Sheriff of Butte County evacuated about 50 thousand people. According to preliminary data, burned about a thousand houses, has died, reports ABC.
A little more than a day, the fire area has exceeded eight thousand acres, and the sky above the nearest towns cinched impenetrable veil of smoke. Traffic on roads in the fire district is limited, because of which people are often squeezed between two walls of fire.
Reuters has noted that burned houses and hospital in Paradise. Following in the path of a forest fire may be the city of Chico, whose population is about 93 thousand people. According to local authorities, we are talking about one of the most severe forest fires in recent years. The situation, despite the efforts of firefighters is unlikely to change in the next few hours — too dry and windy weather.
Already reports are coming in of the first victims, among them not only citizens, but also the rescuers. The people trying to help each other.
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We will remind, earlier large-scale forest fires in Greece has claimed several dozen lives.