Thou­sands flee from fast-mov­ing north­ern Cal­i­for­nia wild­fire

The Arizona Republic - - Usa Today -

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.

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