Eerie video shows burned, abandoned cars after thousands fled Butte County wildfire

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Shocking new video out of Butte County gives a glimpse of the terror and chaos that occurred as thousands tried to flee a fast-moving wildfire.

The Camp Fire quickly spread from 1,000 to 70,000 acres in less than 24 hours, forcing over 27,000 people to race for safety.

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Skyway, a road in the town of Paradise, was one path residents took as they tried to escape.

The video shows frightening images of abandoned vehicles. There's a burned out school bus, cars that crashed into each other while trying to outrun oncoming flames, various vehicles left in ditches and spun sideways, and at least a dozen cars completely torched by fire.

VIDEO: Aerial view of devastating Camp Fire in Butte County

Butte County Sheriff's Office announced Friday morning there were five fire fatalities - All five victims were found in their cars.

We have complete Camp Fire coverage, including how to search for missing loved ones, here.
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