Thousands flee from fast-moving northern California wildfire
A fast-growing wildfire forced tens of thousands of residents from their northern California homes Thursday.
The Camp Fire has scorched almost 8 square miles in Butte County, which is about 90 miles north of Sacramento, according to Cal Fire. The fire is burning about 80 acres per minute, according to UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain. That’s equal to about 60 football fields per minute.