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Northern California Devastated by Fast Moving Wildfire

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.

We will update the story as more details become available.

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