A few weeks ago we shared the story of the devastation from the worst wildfire in California history. The Paradise campfire completely leveled an entire town in a matter of hours. One firefighter told us that just about every unfavorable factor would have to line up just right, from the lack of rain, the high winds, to the topography, in order for a fire of any consequence to affect the area. Unfortunately, for the peaceful northern California town, all those factors lined up in an unprecedented way on November 8th, 2018.
At its height, the Paradise campfire was burning at a rate of a football field every second.