There are massive wildfires ravaging large swaths of California. There are three gigantic wildfires, the most dangerous is known as the Camp Fire and after only 36 hours it is already the most destructive wildfire in California history thanks to late-season winds that have fanned the flames and have destroyed more than 100,000 acres.
In three days, there were already 6,713 buildings and 6,453 homes destroyed. More than 250,000 people have been forced to evacuate and sadly at least nine people have died from the lethal blazes.
The Camp Fire is devouring land around Chico and Paradise, California.
“The town is devastated, everything is destroyed,” California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesperson Scott Maclean told Reuters about Paradise. “There’s nothing much left standing.”
Brynn Parrott Chatfield barely escaped the frightening wildfires and posted the harrowing video on Facebook of fire barreling in on their car. The unreal footage looks like a disaster movie, but it is sadly very real.
“I feel very vulnerable posting this but I feel I should,” Brynn wrote on Facebook. “My hometown of Paradise is on fire. My family is evacuated and safe. Not all my friends are safe. It’s very surreal. Things always work out, but the unknown is a little scary.”
The Camp Fire is moving so fast that it is burning up the area of about 80 football fields per MINUTE.
Over 2,200 firefighters are bravely battling the Camp Fire, but dry conditions and high winds are making their efforts extremely difficult.
The other two huge fires in Southern California just north of Los Angeles, called the Hill and Woosley Fires, are extremely volatile as well.
The fires’ unstoppable march towards Malibu caused many celebrities to flee their homes such as Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Cher, Guilermo del Toro, Iggy Azalea, Martin Sheen, and more. But it’s important to think of the people who do not have the bank accounts to withstand their homes being ravaged.
Firefighters are doing all that they can do to quell the humongous infernos, including the use of helicopters.
In areas that they fire have already passed through look like a scene from a post-apocalyptic movie.
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