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(Redding Record Searchlight)   All of Paradise under mandatory evacuation order because of massive raging fire, currently covering 18,000 acres. Not a metaphor for 2018 (link updating)   ( redding.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Butte County, California, Pentz Road, Butte County Sheriff, evacuation warning, new evacuation warning, Chico, California  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-11-08 02:40:06 PM  
I've been to Paradise. But I've never been to me.
 
2018-11-08 02:51:26 PM  
They burned Paradise and they put up a parking lot.
 
2018-11-08 02:51:43 PM  
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2018-11-08 02:51:54 PM  
Paradise by the forest fire light,,,
 
2018-11-08 02:55:11 PM  
Noisex - Escape From Paradise (only audio)
Youtube a-5ER8gjkik
 
2018-11-08 02:56:53 PM  
Ready the marshmallows. In California, Camp Fire come to you

/what a country!
 
2018-11-08 02:59:40 PM  
Seems weird that a town named Paradise in California would be located in the scrub desert of NorCal and not somewhere near Malibu.  Guess it started out as a real estate scam to bring gullible pioneers westward.

/completely made up
//obviously
///three's the charm
 
2018-11-08 03:00:04 PM  
"Fire explodes in Butte County"
This is why you don't try to light farts.
 
2018-11-08 03:00:16 PM  
How much of a paradise can it be in Butte county? 

Sounds like they're having a burning sensation.

It wasn't until my 40's I realized that a burning butte needs Tucks.
 
2018-11-08 03:01:05 PM  

LewDux: [YouTube video: Noisex - Escape From Paradise (only audio)]


I haven't heard that name since 1998... didn't know Raoul was still making music.
 
2018-11-08 03:04:09 PM  
FTA:  Fire explodes from Butte County.   O_O

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2018-11-08 03:06:02 PM  

Flab: LewDux: [YouTube video: Noisex - Escape From Paradise (only audio)]

I haven't heard that name since 1998... didn't know Raoul was still making music.


Not according to Discogs
/had 1920.00 for 10-15 years, never tried other albums
 
2018-11-08 03:06:17 PM  

cowgirl toffee: FTA:  Fire explodes from Butte County.   O_O

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Dammit, Taco Bell...how many homes must be lost before you change your ways?!

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2018-11-08 03:07:55 PM  

emersonbiggins: Seems weird that a town named Paradise in California would be located in the scrub desert of NorCal and not somewhere near Malibu.


Everyone's idea of paradise is different.
 
2018-11-08 03:09:56 PM  
Butte College is evacuating, and everyone is also leaving the campus.
 
2018-11-08 03:10:39 PM  

guestguy: cowgirl toffee: FTA:  Fire explodes from Butte County.   O_O

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Dammit, Taco Bell...how many homes must be lost before you change your ways?!

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The fire...

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2018-11-08 03:13:56 PM  
They called it Paradise, I don't know why
You call some place Paradise, kiss it goodbye
 
2018-11-08 03:18:28 PM  
One of my employees has a family cabin in Paradise (inherited from grandparents). They've put a bunch of work into it since grandpa died summer of '17...and he hopes their insurance is paid up.
 
2018-11-08 03:22:13 PM  
For a second there I was afraid they were talking about the one in Nevada.

That might have put a crimp in my vacation plans for next month.
 
2018-11-08 03:24:39 PM  
Mmm hm hmm mm hm. Butte County. Hmm. Yeh. Mmm hm.

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2018-11-08 03:25:19 PM  
Who ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge?
 
2018-11-08 03:26:08 PM  
We're 150 miles to the east and the sky is totally red-black. It's nighttime at noon. We're talking entire towns burning and lives lost.
 
2018-11-08 03:28:02 PM  

wildcardjack: Who ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge?


Guarantee it wasn't anyone on Fark.
 
2018-11-08 03:29:49 PM  
Sturgill Simpson and John Prine Perform 'Paradise' (Mr. Peabody's Coal Train) | GRAMMYs
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2018-11-08 03:31:06 PM  
I didn't know there was anything left to burn out there.
 
2018-11-08 03:31:50 PM  
 
2018-11-08 03:32:38 PM  
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2018-11-08 03:34:34 PM  
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2018-11-08 03:36:34 PM  
Also dipshiat disinformation bots/trolls are tweeting that the fire was started by terrorists at a kids' camp, but the fire is named for Camp Creek Road where it started. Nothing to do with an actual camp.
 
2018-11-08 03:40:42 PM  

ruta: fark :(

Bernie Deyo🔥@BDP473
As many as 200 civilians trapped by fire at Skyway and wagstaff, additional fire units being brought in to ram civilian vehicles out of the way and provide fire protection #CampFire #Breaking


"Ramming speed Ensign Crusher"
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2018-11-08 03:55:22 PM  

GaperKiller: emersonbiggins: Seems weird that a town named Paradise in California would be located in the scrub desert of NorCal and not somewhere near Malibu.

Everyone's idea of paradise is different.


No kidding. I was there a couple of months ago for a gig. Not what I envisioned as Paradise.
 
2018-11-08 03:58:01 PM  

Walker: ruta: fark :(

Bernie Deyo🔥@BDP473
As many as 200 civilians trapped by fire at Skyway and wagstaff, additional fire units being brought in to ram civilian vehicles out of the way and provide fire protection #CampFire #Breaking

"Ramming speed Ensign Crusher"
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2018-11-08 04:15:41 PM  

ruta: fark :(

Bernie Deyo🔥@BDP473
As many as 200 civilians trapped by fire at Skyway and wagstaff, additional fire units being brought in to ram civilian vehicles out of the way and provide fire protection #CampFire #Breaking


What a total nightmare.

If I lived in fire country I would build an Aussie style fire bunker and shelter in place.

Trying to flee in a car is a joke.
 
2018-11-08 04:27:17 PM  
My favourite stream comes from Paradise: Radioparadise is one of the first internet "radio stations." So good they are totally supported by listener contributions only, zero ads. The music is...every kind. In one set you'll hear Duke Ellington, Fleetwood Mac, something from eastern europe or India, and John Prine, yet it all fits together. Give 'em a listen, give 'em some money, and pray they (and their feed) survive.
Really, it's an awesome stream, check them out.
 
2018-11-08 04:27:21 PM  

emersonbiggins: Seems weird that a town named Paradise in California would be located in the scrub desert of NorCal and not somewhere near Malibu.  Guess it started out as a real estate scam to bring gullible pioneers westward.


You know what other nearby town catches fire a lot?

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For some reason, when it happens, residents don't seem to mind as much and article submissions go way up here.
 
2018-11-08 04:30:12 PM  
I lived there for a year in 1986. Hope everyone gets out safe. We were always nervous about fires there. Didn't help that people would burn the leaves on their property, so you'd smell smoke from somewhere.
 
2018-11-08 04:47:08 PM  
My wife's family lives there and a number of my friends. So far they all got out but this is the nightmare scenario.
 
2018-11-08 04:49:12 PM  
It's 15 miles away from me.  It is dark as night outside right now.  Picked up my daughter from school when I went out for groceries because they are closing streets all over town to accomdate the folks trying to get down the hill from Paradise.  As of now, it's 8000 acres and no containment.
 
2018-11-08 05:10:21 PM  
Can we get a mulligan on this week?
 
2018-11-08 05:11:38 PM  
Not my Paradise then.
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I was worried for a moment there.
 
2018-11-08 05:17:53 PM  
 
2018-11-08 05:31:56 PM  
When isn't California on fire?
 
2018-11-08 05:42:32 PM  
CA Fire Scanner
@CAFireScanner
8m8 minutes ago

#CampFire (Butte Co) - Now 18,000 acres per @CAL_FIRE. FF's have knocked down one of the structure fires @ Skyway & Clark Rd where the 150 civilians are sheltering, however fire continues to heavily impact the area on both of those roads.
 
2018-11-08 05:43:39 PM  
CAL FIRE
Verified account @CAL_FIRE
12m12 minutes ago

#CampFire [update] off Camp Creek Road and Pulga Road, Jarbo Gap off Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon is now 18,000 acres. Evacuation orders established for Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon and Butte Valley.
 
2018-11-08 05:44:46 PM  
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2018-11-08 05:56:13 PM  
I've already made myself feel physically ill scrolling through twitter, reading the desperate calls to help locate family members and rescue elderly people and pets. From what I've read, there are large areas with total traffic gridlock where the firefighters have ordered people out of their cars and into nearby cement buildings in a last-ditch effort to save as many lives as possible. It's farking terrifying. I know I can always donate money to help the survivors, but it's tough to know there's nothing I can do to help save lives today.
 
2018-11-08 06:06:17 PM  
Ive been to Paradise, lots and LOTS of trees.  Not really that many ways in or out, either.  Hope folks are ok, but damn.....got to be careful w/ fire, ppls...
 
2018-11-08 06:12:17 PM  
At least 27,000 people in Paradise have been ordered to flee.

Shiat.
 
2018-11-08 06:33:03 PM  
I'm sitting 150 miles away in San Rafael and the sun is orange, sky is very smokey.
 
2018-11-08 06:36:23 PM  

texdent: When isn't California on fire?


As Johnny Carson once wisely pointed out to David Letterman, sometimes the mudslides put out the wildfires.
 
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