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California's Camp Fire

(KHSL-TV, KHSL/CNN)

An out-of-control wildfire is forcing mandatory evacuations in northern California.

Cal Fire says the "Camp Fire" is over 18-thousand acres in size.

It's burning in Butte County some 90 miles north of Sacramento.

Sheriff's officials say evacuation orders are in place for the entire town of Paradise - that includes the local hospital and all the town's schools. About 27-thousand people live in the town.

Cal Fire warns the flames are spreading very fast and it urges people not to wait to get out of danger.

The National Weather Service says ongoing drought conditions, strong winds and low humidity are making for very dangerous fire conditions.


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