From the moment the fire broke out to the evacuations of thousands, several residents recorded apocalyptic video of the inferno creeping its way through the town of Paradise.
Travis Prendergast is a student teacher at Paradise Charter Middle School. Staff members started evacuating children from the school and tried in vain to save the school before heading out of town.
Go here for a timeline of events from the moment the Camp Fire ignited to the panic that ensued after.
See more stories, photos and videos on the Camp Fire here.
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