Residents describe evacuating from Paradise as Camp Fire rages

An uncontrolled forest fire in Butte County forced large-scale evacuations Thursday, November 8, 2018, in Paradise, a Northern California town of about 26,000 residents. Thousands were left without power.
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An uncontrolled forest fire in Butte County forced large-scale evacuations Thursday, November 8, 2018, in Paradise, a Northern California town of about 26,000 residents. Thousands were left without power.

Andrew Sheeler covers California’s unique political climate for McClatchy. He has covered crime and politics from Interior Alaska to North Dakota’s oil patch to the rugged coast of southern Oregon. He attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks.