California wildfire roars to life, forces thousands to flee

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Butte County Sherriff Kory Honea told the Chico Enterprise-Record that "it's bad". "It was just a wall of fire on each side of us, and we could hardly see the road in front of us".

He confirmed reports that evacuees had to abandon their vehicles as they fled the scene. He said rescuers were trying to put them in other vehicles. "We're doing everything we can to get people out of the affected areas". "That's when I chose to get out".

Pacific Gas and Electric Company said about 14,000 residents of Butte and Plumas counties were without power due to fire activity and requests from firefighters to cut electricity in certain areas for safety, Sacramento Bee reported.

In Southern California, the Hill Fire broke out Thursday afternoon and grew to 8,000 to 10,000 acres while jumping a major highway.

Authorities were working to evacuate residents from their homes as strong winds swept seasonal wildfires across the state, consuming more than 26 miles of territory on Thursday alone. "It's really dry and we have low humidity - and unfortunately those are great conditions for a fire to spread". She captured photos of low-hanging black smoke stretching for miles as she and her boyfriend evacuated Paradise.

The fire forced the evacuation of patients from Paradise's main hospital to hospitals in Oroville and Chico. He said that people spoke there about neighbors in Concow who had been unable to escape their homes. "All patients are being transported to surrounding area hospitals", a statement said.

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Neighbourhoods, schools and hospitals have been evacuated while some residents in the town of Paradise were trapped by the flames, officials say.

'My husband tried his best to get everybody out.

"We're talking devastated", McLean said. "I saved their lives", D'Amico said. "I'm just extremely concerned". One of the school officials said that the fire was only half a mile away from the school by the time they got out, Fox 13 reported.

"Right now, Mother Nature is in charge", spokesman Bryce Bennett told the Bee. "There are dozens of strike teams that we're bringing in from all parts of the state". Her 25-year-old son has cerebral palsy, needs a wheelchair to get around and is fed through a tube. "We're anxious sick. They do have a auto, but they both are older and can be confused at times". "There's a lot to move".

The California Highway Patrol closed a nearby highway and urged motorists to avoid the area.

A Red Flag Warning is in place through Friday morning in the Butte County area, and winds are expected to gust at speeds as high as 40 miles per hour overnight, according to the National Weathers Service.

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