California Wildfires Destroy Thousands of Structures, Force Evacuations

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A firefighter looks on as a home is consumed by the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A state of emergency was declared Thursday in Butte County, where a wildfire destroyed parts of the town of Paradise. The Camp Fire is at least 20,000 acres and evacuations are in place. Meanwhile Cal Fire is urging residents to remain vigilant as fires burn across the state and dry weather conditions continue.

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