Thousands of structures destroyed as Camp Fire rips through Northern California city

A fast-moving blaze in Paradise, Butte County, forced more than 30,000 people to flee on Thursday, November 8.

Camp Fire was ignited at around 6:30 am and exploded to more than 18,000 acres in just the first eight hours, turning the daytime sky black. A hospital a Mormon church and a McDonald's were among the buildings that burned to the ground.

There were no official reports of damage at the time of writing, but media outlets report more than 1,000 homes burned and multiple fatalities.