California wildfires: Visions of hell as Paradise burns

Harrowing tales of escape and heroic rescues emerged from Paradise, Calif., where the entire community of 27,000 was ordered to evacuate on Thursday.

Witnesses reported seeing homes, supermarkets, businesses, restaurants, schools and a retirement home up in flames. Officials say the fire has claimed five people in vehicles, and thousands of structures have been destroyed.

Here are photographs from the area, taken Thursday and Friday.


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