An evacuation warning was issued for parts of Chico, California, Thursday night as the Camp Fire blazed toward the city of 90,000 people.
At around 9 p.m. an evacuation warning was issued for the area south of Highway 32 east of Bruce Road, inside the city limits, according to the Chico Police Department. Around the same time, flames appeared south of Chico, jumping across Highway 99 and burning on both sides of the road.
The Camp Fire began early Thursday in Paradise, about 90 miles north of Sacramento, burning 20,000 acres and threatening 15,000 structures as it moved west toward Chico Thursday night, according to Cal Fire officials. The fire destroyed about 1,000 structures in Paradise, including a church and some buildings at a local hospital, according to Cal Fire and interviews with residents.