California is battling chaotic wildfires all over the state today and the true toll it will take on residents has yet to be seen. In the northern town of Paradise, an eerie calm has settled over some areas as the burned out remains of civilisation are surveyed.
Paradise has been hit by the Camp Fire, one of two major wildfires turning thousands of people’s lives upside down.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the fire quadrupled in size overnight overtaking 28,328 hectares and firefighters are still working to contain it. So far, five people have been confirmed dead. They were found in vehicles trying to escape the blaze.
Footage of the aftermath is trickling out online and you can see two devastating clips below. This is just the beginning.
These abandoned and burned out cars shows you what a panic it must have been for residents trying to escape the Camp Fire. Unreal scenes in Paradise, CA, this morning. #CampFire pic.twitter.com/AhBuWzS0Tx
— Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) November 9, 2018
WATCH: KRCR News Channel 7's Meaghan Mackey shows us what is left of Feather River Hospital in Paradise and what was left on the helipad as everyone worked to evacuate due to the #CampFire.
— KRCR News Channel 7 (@KRCR7) November 9, 2018