ghost town emerging from hell


Abandoned cars were sitting on a drainage road that would destroy casinos in the north of California

Smoldering debris, skeletons of car melted glass, cat with singed, soot covered coat: Crushed the most destructive fire hit in California, the paradise is a ghost town.


"It's destroying, total destruction, it's quite unthinkable something has happened," said firefighter Mark Nees, who arrived in neighboring Oregon to help his California colleagues.

"Over the years, I have seen a lot of wild waterfall, and I've personally seen it," he told the team leader AFP.

Most of the houses are not left in the city center and in the suburbs, most of which are built from wood in California, except for sand dripping and sometimes brick chimney in the sky.

Some buildings were strangely saved, such as almost unchanged garage surrounded by a white plastic fence, which melted heat.

The firefighters are blue pickups for red car trucks and yellow seals, the only irritated color that includes such a gray landscape: 27,000 inhabitants of Paradise were evacuated from the fire.

The rest did not say so: Rescue workers got the bodies taken from Mtatsminda residences in paradise on Saturday as deaths.

Yuba County Sheriff Officers Carry Body From A Burned Housing From Paradise, California

The victims were not permitted to enter the area as a state of emergency, the police told the AFP.

Despite the fact that the population protests who are trying to find a loved one, or just to find out if their house still stands, dozens of vehicles were forced to return.

"I do not know where to look"

Other evacuations near the police barricade, including Katie McChry, a mobile phone without a mobile phone that does not have her two sons and grandchildren.

"I do not know if they are right, if they came out, I was in the shelter in Chaco, they are not there," he said, referring to the neighboring city.

Firefighters are beginning with Purple Heart and other medals at Valor at the burned estate paradise

"I do not know where to look," McCord said, because of his siren, which was apparently exhausted when he spent two nights in his car at night.

At noon, dozens of people are still missing.

"Our neighbor and daughter stayed, we were not able to get into their hands and they live directly on us," said Jodi Polkovar, who was not in evacuation.

She also waits, and worries her dog.

"Our German shepherd is still there, we leave it in the morning and can not come back, so it's still there," said Colvar.

The dogs are laid down as the fire of the fire through the paradise

The electricity company employee addressed the address and promised to check the dog.

"If the house is still there," he said.

The fire that was already spent on 150 square kilometers (390 square kilometers) in the woods and brush, continued to anger on Saturday and only 20 percent.

Paradise is still safe: "It's still too early, the storm starts today, Monday morning until the red flag for fire," said a firefighter.

There are "potential areas that are not burned up to be a fresh fire if thieves are thrown", – he said.

The abandoned burnt school bus is a road to the paradise

He and his men work "so that things are not worse."

"I hope people will be able to return," Nees said.


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