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By David K. Li

Burning fire in rural North California at least 8,000 ari and sent out panicas who fled for their lives, authorities announced on Thursday.

The flame started at 6:30 AM in PST (9:30 AM EST) on Thursday near Camp Creek Road in Butte Counti i spurred by strong winds, firefighters said.

Fire smoke can be seen in Butte Counti, California, November 8, 2018.
Fire smoke can be seen in Butte Counti, California, November 8, 2018.CAL FIRE / Butte Counti Firefighters

By Wednesday, Thursday, 32,000 customers in Butte Counti and neighboring Plumas Counti were left without electricity, according to Chico Enterprise-Recorder.

There were no reported deaths.

"Fairly strong winds drive in flames," Cal Fire Rick Carhart said. "It's really dry and we have low humidity and, unfortunately, these are excellent conditions for spreading fire."

Residents in small towns Pulga and Raj, about 90 miles north of Sacramento, said on Thursday morning they were evacuating. And until afternoon, the inhabitants Magalia, Concov, Butte Creek Canyon and Butte Valley they were also told to abandon their own security.

Prior to Shari Bernacett, who heads the mobile home park with her husband in paradise, escaped for safety, "hit the door, yelled and screamed" at the neighbor's mouth to spread the word.

"My husband tried to pull everything out, the whole hill was set on fire, God help us!" "Bernacet said, before she collapsed in tears.

Evacuation centers were opened at the Butte Counti fair in Gridlei, and in the church in the Neck.

"This fire is very dangerous, please evacuate if this is done!" the Butte county firefighters tweeted.

Crews from all over rural North California climbed into a flame called "Camp fire".

"Every engine we could put on fire is now on fire and more comes," Carhart said. "There are dozens of striking teams that we bring from all over the country."

Associated Press contributed.

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