Thursday evening a fast-moving fire roared through Paradise, California evacuating 30,000 people and burning 1,000 buildings. The fire ignited at about 6:30 a.m. in the Feather River Canyon near Pulga and Highway 70 and continued West. According to the Chico Enterprise-Record, in eight hours the fire increased to 18,000 acres. Exhibiting extreme fire conditions, the blaze has rapidly moved from remote to populated areas, destroying structures and homes in its path. There have been multiple fatalities, but authorities have been unable to verify the exact amount. Smoke from the fire can be seen as far away as San Jose and Fort Bragg.
In mildly concerning but undeniably adorable news, video has surfaced of an inquisitive bear cub examining a snowboarder at Northstar California Ski Resort. The young black bear gives our cameraman a thorough sniff, and even nips at his glove before sauntering away to do more bear stuff. While the bear appears quite brown, it is in fact a black bear. Related: Out of Control Snowmobile Crashes into Chairlift Per the National Park Service's bear encounter guidelines, one shouldn't run away
Scary footage out of Sunshine Village, Alberta shows an out-of-control snowmobile smashing into the Angel Express chairlift's loading station. According to the Rocky Mountain Outlook, Sunshine Village's brand and communications manager explained that a guest had accidentally grabbed the throttle while attempting to climb onto the vehicle. Related: Foilboarder Nearly Decapitates Another Surfer Luckily, there were no life-threatening injuries associated with the incident. An investigation into
An adorable black bear cub took the internet world by storm last week when it was filmed investigating a few snowboarders at Northstar Resort. Despite the human-bear interaction's innocent appearance, there are troubling implications for the curious cub. RELATED: Curious Bear Cub Inspects Tahoe Snowboarder Bear cubs that become normalized to humans have two fates: transported to a wildlife sanctuary or euthanized. Hopefully for this little guy, it’s option one. The bear cub has been roaming