SAN FRANCISCO – In the state of California, thousands of people fled a major natural fire, which is there since fri night rages. The local authorities speak of a “chaotic evacuation.” There are unconfirmed reports of victims.
The fire, which Camp Fire is baptized, has more than 3200 acres in the ashes. By the hard wind and the drought of the last time grabs the fire quickly spread around them.
The approximately 27,000 inhabitants of the town of Paradise, – about 240 miles north of San Francisco – were summoned to leave the city. By accident were roads blocked and many people left their vehicles behind and fled on foot, as reported to the authorities.
’Paradise’ is hell: great fire rages across California
“We had to go through the flames to drive to get here”, told a resident who is on a motorcycle had escaped to the television station Action News Now. According to messages on social media are in Paradise, inter alia, a hospital, a school and a supermarket on fire.
“It is very chaotic. It is a very big fire,” said an agent of the California Highway Patrol.
Natural fires were scorching this year, more than 250,000 acres of land in California. This is twice as many as in 2017 and more than three times the average in the past five years.