Northern California wildfire destroys hundreds of buildings

Santa Ana Winds in the Forecast Ramping up Extreme Fire Threat in Southern California

Officials are describing a harrowing effort to rescue patients from a burning hospital in a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire.

The Redding Record-Searchlight reports that the evacuations have resulted in gridlock traffic on Skyway, the main route connecting Paradise and Chico, as people attempt to flee the area.

"We're trying to get as many people out as quickly as possible and save as many lives as we can", he said.

Shari Bernacett said her husband tried to get people to leave the Paradise mobile home park they manage and had minutes to evacuate.

She and her husband "knocked on doors, yelled and screamed" to alert as numerous residents of 53 mobile homes and recreational vehicles as possible, Bernacett said. "God help us!" she said before breaking down crying.

Cal Fire, which has been calling the wildfire Camp Fire in its incident reports, said it originated at Pulga and Camp Creek roads in Butte County.

On Thursday afternoon, California fire officials say the fire had expanded to about 18,000 acres, but its true size is hard to pinpoint because of heavy smoke, which can be seen from miles away.

This photo taken from video provided by CBS2/KCAL9 shows a wildfire burning in Camarillo.

Fossil Sport comes with Snapdragon Wear 3100 to extend battery life
With Wear OS receiving a redesign back in September , a few manufacturers have been looking to leverage the OS in new devices. Fossil's watches are typically designed with fashion in mind, but the Sport is all about being as functional as can be.

Android apps will update while you're using them
The first is a full-screen experience, which blocks use of the app until the update downloads and installs. Android device makers, led by Samsung, are expected to start releasing foldable phones next year.

FA appeals against decision to clear Mourinho of abusive language charge
Mourinho used Simao Valente, an assistant professor at the University of Lisbon and expert in the Portuguese language. Mourinho, 55, was cleared of swearing in Portuguese at the TV following a win over Newcastle earlier this season.

BFD spokesperson Keith May said BFD is sending one engine to assist the City of Oakland as its fire department responds to a fire on Highway 13, just south of Joaquin Miller Road.

The Butte County Sheriff's office says an evacuation order was issued Thursday for areas of Paradise, a town of about 27,000 people 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. Multiple motorists have abandoned their vehicles.

Cal Fire tweeted that the fire was "very dangerous" and urged people to follow evacuation orders.

She and her husband grabbed their dog, jumped in their pickup truck and drove through 12-foot high flames before getting to safety on Highway 99. She said she did not know the exact number of people evacuated. "The message I want to get out is if you can evacuate, you need to evacuate", Honea said. 'There are dozens of strike teams that we're bringing in from all parts of the state'.

Officials said the blaze has consumed more than 26 square miles so far.

A hospital and several schools were evacuated as thick grey smoke and ash filled the sky above Paradise and could be seen from miles away.

The "Camp Fire" - as named by local officials - is expected to grow because of high winds and current dry conditions in the area.

When he arrived there, patients were out in the front of the emergency room, where the roof had caught fire. "All patients are being transported to surrounding area hospitals", a statement said.

Related News:

  • U.S. Attorney General Sessions Resigns, Throwing Doubt On Russia Probe

    U.S. Attorney General Sessions Resigns, Throwing Doubt On Russia Probe

    Incoming House Judiciary Chair Nadler announces Congress will investigate President Trump's removal of Attorney General Sessions. But the former federal prosecutor went from being one of Trump's closest campaign advisers to an outcast.
    LaMelo Ball Returning to High School

    LaMelo Ball Returning to High School

    The youngest Ball brother, a former five-star recruit, left high school in California to play overseas in Europe with his older brother, LiAngelo Ball .
    Final Fantasy XV 'Episode Ardyn' DLC Gets Short Prequel Anime

    Final Fantasy XV 'Episode Ardyn' DLC Gets Short Prequel Anime

    All except Episode Ardyn have been cancelled, with Ardyn still planned for its March 2019 release. However, no further details were divulged on what this new title is.
  • AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) Unveils 7nm CPU, GPU At 'Next Horizon' Event

    AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) Unveils 7nm CPU, GPU At 'Next Horizon' Event

    One of AMD's mainstay features is socket compatibility for those that have already adopted previous generation processors . If the claims hold up, the second-generation processor has a shot at being the highest performing datacenter CPU in 2019.
    Brad Pitt's trial worry

    Brad Pitt's trial worry

    It is expected the courtroom will be sealed off to anyone other than the parties involved because of the involvement of minors. The actors have six children together: Zahara , 13, Shiloh , 12, 10-year-olds Vivienne and Knox , Maddox , 16, and Pax , 14.
    White House revokes CNN reporter's press pass after clash with Trump

    White House revokes CNN reporter's press pass after clash with Trump

    He said that until the revocation, Sessions' departure was likely to be the topic of Acosta's and others' reporting this evening. Trump has repeatedly called him "fake news", turning him into a symbol of the president's general animus toward the news media.
  • Midterms serve as practice run for Trump's 2020 re-election campaign

    Midterms serve as practice run for Trump's 2020 re-election campaign

    Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley , a Democrat who ran unopposed, became the first black woman to represent MA in Congress. Congress: Ilhan Omar, a former refugee who fled Somalia's civil war, and Rashida Tlaib, a Detroit-born Palestinian-American.
    Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley's niece confirmed as victim in Thousand Oaks shooting

    Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley's niece confirmed as victim in Thousand Oaks shooting

    Adam has since taken to Twitter to ask his followers for prayers for his niece, who he described as "a attractive soul". Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant Ron Heuls was one of the first responders and was met by gunfire.
    Democrats get first House pick-up of midterms

    Democrats get first House pick-up of midterms

    There was a strong chance Mississippi's special election to complete the unexpired term of retired Republican Sen. Republicans have held a supermajority in the state legislature and controlled 10 of North Carolina's 13 U.S.
  • Sarah Sanders' Jim Acosta video appears manipulated, producer Abba Shapiro says

    Sarah Sanders' Jim Acosta video appears manipulated, producer Abba Shapiro says

    While President Trump has made it clear he does not respect a free press, he has sworn obligation to protect it. CNN called his suspension "unprecedented" and "a threat to our democracy". " Jim Acosta has our full support".
    Demi Lovato breaks silence following her time in rehab

    Demi Lovato breaks silence following her time in rehab

    They added: "Demi has struggled for so long with addiction and her friends and family couldn't be more proud of her work". Moreover, the source said, "She really wants to relax and exercise and do everything she can to stay healthy".
    NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space

    NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space

    For two weeks, the space observatory had been placed into safe mode as engineers figured out their next step of action. The light from this arc-shaped galaxy towards the Earth passed near a massive object, which creates a "lens effect".


Most liked

Google rewrites sexual harassment policy after staff protests
The newspaper said Rubin received a $90-million severance package in 2014 after Google concluded the accusations were credible. It does not, as the organizers asked, create a position for a worker representative on the Board of Directors.

Thousands demand Mueller protection after Trump fires Sessions
Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller and has overseen his probe from the beginning will stay in his post, according to the official. Nevertheless he appealed to Republicans not "beholden" to Donald Trump to reign in any attempt to fire Mueller.

Bridgewater women's soccer earns NCAA Tournament bid
MSU then claimed a 2-1 victory over SC , a Final Four team previous year , in the second match of conference play. The Hawks won the MAAC for the third consecutive season and have won 11 consecutive matches overall.

BioWare Teases the Future of ‘Mass Effect’ On N7 Day
Mass Effect Andromeda , the last entry in the sci-fi IP created by BioWare , just got enhanced for the Xbox One X console. It's unclear what this means, but it could point towards Mass Effect 4, and not a spin-off like Mass Effect : Andromeda .

Who is Ian David Long, the suspected Thousand Oaks bar shooter?
Authorities are investigating reports that the gunman used a smoke bomb but said they had not found anything to support this. By the time they entered the bar again the gunfire had stopped, and they found 12 people dead inside, including the gunman.

Blizzard is working on multiple mobile games 'across all our IPs'
First gamers cried foul , claiming the game would be terrible , and then ex-Blizzard devs chimed in , criticizing the company. At a press conference for Diablo Immortal at BlizzCon 2018, executive producer Allen Adham released the news.

Xiaomi announces AirDots, the $30 AirPods clones
The company claims that the earphones can deliver up to four hours of continuous music playback on a single charge. Users will just need to place their fingers on the earbuds to control the voice assistant, music or even calls.

Bill Gates stuns audience with jar of faeces
The event, according to the New York Times , was aimed at allowing brands to "showcase their takes on the simple bathroom fixture. The world's two largest economies have been engaged in a tit-for-tat trade war over tariffs for much of the year.

Ashley Young's 7/10 for Man United sparks Juventus comeback
But I respect Juventus and the quality they have. "I'm really proud of my boys because the performance was really good". Three thoughts from the J Stadium as two late goals gave Man United a 2-1 win Wednesday at Juventus .

California bar shooting: Ian David Long identified as suspect
President Donald Trump has ordered that the USA flag be flown at half-staff in respect for the victims of the shooting. Authorities found him dead inside an office adjacent to the bar's entryway, Dean said. "Just an awesome investigator".

Rassie Erasmus shows Esterhuizen how to implement new tackling strategy
In a match that ended in 12-11 win for England , Farrell defended the advance of Esterhuizen, with what many refer to as, a no arms tackle.

South African journalist Angela Quintal detained in Tanzania
They were detained by Tanzanian authorities on Wednesday night for reasons that remain unclear. Quintal and Mumo were then escorted from the hotel and have been taken to an unknown location.

Where Is Red Dead Online, Red Dead Redemption 2's Multiplayer?
That's what happens when your game is one of the most anticipated, well-reviewed games in a decade. The game was eight years in the making with a staff of almost 2,000.

Nintendo Removing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Native American Reference
During a Nintendo Direct live stream last week, Nintendo revealed the final three fighters to be added to the Super Smash Bros . Before that, you'll get a free DLC character - Piranha Plant from Super Mario Bros . - if you buy the game before January 31.

Gareth Southgate confirms Wayne Rooney will not start for England against USA
Rooney has scored 53 worldwide goals and made his last England appearance in a 3-0 victory over Scotland in November 2016. He was a great captain for us. "He was the captain when I first got into the squad".