Paradise Destroyed: Camp Fire Leaves Small California Town in Ashes

The Camp Fire ripped through Paradise, leaving the small Butte County town in shambles. The wildfire is the deadliest and most destructive blaze in California history.

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Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Riya Bhattacharjee
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Riya Bhattacharjee
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Riya Bhattacharjee
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Riya Bhattacharjee
Downed power lines dot the landscape in Paradise, California.
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Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Riya Bhattacharjee
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Destruction is visible on every road and highway of the small town of Paradise, California after the deadly Camp Fire ravaged through it. (November 13, 2018)
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Riya Bhattacharjee
Roommates who lost their home in the Camp Fire are now looking for a new place.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
The deadly Camp Fire that ravaged through the small town of Paradise, California left hundreds of people without a home like Jean Eisenbarth and her dog Sweeney who are now living out of her car. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
The deadly Camp Fire that ravaged through the small town of Paradise, California left hundreds of people without a home like Jean Eisenbarth and her dog Sweeney who are now living out of her car. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
The deadly Camp Fire that ravaged through the small town of Paradise, California left hundreds of people without a home like Gary Brand who is now living out of his car. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
The deadly Camp Fire that ravaged through the small town of Paradise, California left hundreds of people without a home like Jay Raynor and his dog who is now living out of his car. (November 13, 2018)
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
The deadly Camp Fire that ravaged through the small town of Paradise, California left hundreds of people without a home like Gary McMahon who are now living out of his car. (November 13, 2018)
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Riya Bhattacharjee
intersection of Skyway and Foster in Paradise, California
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Evacuees pitch camp tents outside the Wal-Mart in Chico, California.
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Volunteers from Youth With a Mission are helping to gather donations for evacuees of Camp Fire.
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Locals and first responders are calling the Camp Fire the "worst of all the disasters we have seen."
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An aerial view of a shopping center destroyed by the Camp Fire on Nov. 15, 2018, in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity the Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise charring over 140,000 acres, killing at least 56 people and destroying over 8,500 homes and businesses. The fire is currently at 40 percent containment.
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An aerial view of a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire on Nov. 15, 2018, in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity the Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise charring over 140,000 acres, killing at least 56 people and destroying over 8,500 homes and businesses. The fire is currently at 40 percent containment.
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An aerial view of a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire on Nov. 15, 2018, in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity the Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise charring over 140,000 acres, killing at least 56 people and destroying over 8,500 homes and businesses. The fire is currently at 40 percent containment.
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An aerial view of a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire on Nov. 15, 2018, in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity the Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise charring over 140,000 acres, killing at least 56 people and destroying over 8,500 homes and businesses. The fire is currently at 40 percent containment.
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An aerial view of a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire on Nov. 15, 2018, in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity the Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise charring over 140,000 acres, killing at least 56 people and destroying over 8,500 homes and businesses. The fire is currently at 40 percent containment.
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