- Title: Five dead in California wildfire
- Date: 9th November 2018
- Summary: BUTTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 9, 2018) (REUTERS) BURNED OUT VEHICLES CAR ON SIDE OF ROAD AS POLICE CAR DRIVES PAST FIRE FIGHTERS BREAKING DOWN GARAGE DOOR
- Embargoed: 23rd November 2018 22:37
- Keywords: Camp Fire wildfire Northern California Butte County flames smoke
- Location: BUTTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: BUTTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Fires
- Reuters ID: LVA00295SCV2F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A rapidly moving wildfire in Northern California killed five people when flames engulfed their vehicles as they attempted to flee the mountain town of Paradise in one of three infernos raging across the state, authorities said on Friday (November 9).
Since it broke out on Thursday, the so-called Camp Fire has more than tripled in size to 70,000 acres (2,838 hectares) after engulfing Paradise, a town of nearly 30,000 people, and was only 5-percent contained by Friday.
In addition to the five people found dead in their vehicles, many were forced to abandon their cars and run for their lives down the sole road through the mountain town. About 2,000 structures were destroyed in the area, officials said.
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Copyright Notice: (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2018. Open For Restrictions - http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp
- Usage Terms/Restrictions: None