Wildfire destroys buildings in a California Paradise

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Wildfire destroys buildings in the California city of Paradise, where the authorities evacuated all the residents, writes the local newspaper Paradise Post, citing a representative of the fire service.

The fire started on Thursday morning and, according to the latest data, already spread over an area of about eight thousand acres (more than 3,2 thousand hectares).

The representative of Butte County firefighters reported the destruction in Paradise, but could not confirm appeared in social networks information about the fire destroyed the city hospital and school.

The evacuation of Paradise, touched about 27 thousand people. According to the publication, due to congestion, many residents trying to leave the city on foot. A pregnant woman stuck in the car on the road, went into labor. At least two victims were hospitalized with burns.

The portal SFGate reports that some residents and employees of the Sheriff’s office were trapped inside the fire perimeter.