"Cal Fire: Camp Fire is threatening 15,000 structures"
"PARADISE, Calif. — Tens of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes Thursday as a destructive wildfire continued to grow in Butte County, prompting more evacuations orders throughout the day.
The fire, called the Camp Fire, has destroyed several hundred structures -- including homes and businesses -- in Paradise, is threatening 15,000 other structures and has injured multiple people.
'Pretty much the community of Paradise is destroyed, it's that kind of devastation,' Cal Fire Capt. Scott McLean said late Thursday. 'The wind that was predicted came and just wiped it out.'
The wildfire ignited around 6:30 a.m. in the Camp Creek Road area near Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon. As of 8 p.m., the fire was estimated to be 20,000 acres in size with no containment, Cal Fire said."