Intense videos show the Camp Fire ravaging Northern California

Intense videos show the Camp Fire ravaging Northern California

'The blaze is being driven by fairly strong winds, ' Carhart said.

Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter said he was on a bulldozer that pushed cars out of the way Thursday to get to the Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in the town of Paradise.

The Associated Press said the Ventura County Fire Department had ordered evacuation of some communities in the path of the flames - not far from the site of a deadly mass shooting at a bar in the city of Thousand Oaks. "We're doing everything we can to get people out of the affected areas". By Thursday afternoon, the fire was growing at the rate of about one football field every three seconds, assisted by dry conditions and wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour.

May said the low humidity and the dryness of trees and brush are among the reasons for the Camp Fire and also pose a potential danger in Berkeley.

State Highway 191 was closed at SR-70 due to the fire, Caltrans reported.

Plumes of smoke loom in the sky several miles away, seen behind a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., as a wind-driven wildfire known as the Hill fire threatens the area late Thursday afternoon, November 4, 2018. "We had to ride through flames to get here", he said from the side of a road west of Paradise.

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Thick grey smoke and ash filled the sky above Paradise and could be seen from miles away. She said a group of 20 other patients were initially evacuated but then returned to the facility because of gridlocked traffic.

A vintage vehicle rests among debris as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise.

"We hope the winds will die down around midnight", he said.

Groups of fleeing residents gathered in a Kmart parking lot in Paradise, with their dogs and some with horses, waiting to be evacuated, said Shelley Freeman who spoke to a relative and friends in Paradise.

Cal Fire said Wednesday that a Red Flag Warning was issued for most of Northern California's interior as well as parts of Southern California through Friday morning. The whole hill's on fire.

"It's very chaotic. It's a very bad fire", Officer Ryan Lambert of the California Highway Patrol said of the evacuation.

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