Thousands flee Northern California fire
Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles on foot to escape fast-moving flames in an area several hours north of San Francisco.
Everyone in Paradise, a community of 27,000 people about 180 miles northeast of San Francisco, was ordered to get out.
The blaze destroyed an unknown number of structures and injured some people, but the extent of the injuries was not immediately known, said Capt. John Gaddie of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.