• Three dangerous fires are burning across California, engulfing San Francisco in smokey haze and sending flames across an L.A. freeway

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    California is dealing with several dangerous wildfires. The Woolsey and Hill fires are burning on the outskirts of L.A., and the Camp Fire in northern California destroyed an entire town in less than a day.
    The flames are being fueled by dry, hot conditions as well as strong winds.
    People in San Francisco, more than 170 miles away from the Camp Fire, woke up to a hazy sky and extremely poor air quality.
    Another small brush fire started Friday morning near the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park, and quickly scorched 3 acres.
    California wildfires are becoming so frequent and pervasive that...
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  • A raging wildfire has burned the town of Paradise, California to the ground

    A raging wildfire has burned the town of Paradise, California to the ground

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Three wildfires raged through California on Friday, destroying thousands of structures and forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their towns.
    In northern California, the Camp Fire, reportedly named by local officials, almost completely destroyed the community of Paradise, fire captain Scott McLean told the Associated Press .
    The fires reportedly started after windy conditions swept through the state, creating high fire danger.
    On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Butte County for the northernmost Camp Fire, which is expected to burn for...
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  • A massive 'firenado' is ripping through the Camp Fire burning in California

    A massive 'firenado' is ripping through the Camp Fire burning in California

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    The Camp Fire is blazing through a swath of Northern California, and has so far burned through more than 20,000 acres.
    It's one of three separate wildfires rampaging across California Friday .
    Laura Anthony, a reporter at a local ABC affiliate, captured the "fire devil" - also known as a "fire whirl" or "firenado" - towering through the wreckage.
    Fire devils are deadly. They can be created when the ground is superheated during a fire .
    The entire town of Paradise has been evacuated and has been destroyed by the fire.
    See Anthony's video below:
    DEVELOPING From a safe distance...just shot...
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  • California Fires Update: 20,000 Acres Burned in Butte County; 30,000 Homes at Risk in Los Angeles

    California Fires Update: 20,000 Acres Burned in Butte County; 30,000 Homes at Risk in Los Angeles

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    As another series of wildfires spread rapidly through California , more than 20 million people in the state are under red flag warnings Friday.
    The Camp Fire in the northern part of the state has burned through 20,000 acres, while the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties quadrupled in size overnight. Meanwhile, the Hill Fire, located just down the road from the Thousand Oaks bar where 12 people were killed earlier this week in a mass shooting, has topped 10,000 acres.
    Here's the latest on each of the California wildfires:
    Camp Fire
    Fire officials have issued evacuation orders...
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