The new wildfire dubbed “Camp Fire” started at about 6:30am this morning and has now grown to over 18,000 acres. According to reports the fire is currently being fanned by 40mph winds. Current growth speed is about 80 football fields a minute according to one report.
The fire is east of Chico, CA about 211 miles south of Klamath Falls. A state of Emergency has been declared in Butte County due to the rapid spread. Many evacuations have already occurred and reports of many structures lost.