California Wildfires: choppers protect fleeing motorists

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Published on 13 Nov 2018, 13:00
In this video, firefighting helicopters can be seen expertly dumping gallons of water just metres away from fleeing motorists. The encroaching fire was creeping up the hillside towards the traffic.

Search teams have recovered remains of 42 people killed by a fierce wildfire that largely incinerated the town of Paradise in northern California, marking the greatest loss of life from a wild land blaze in state history. Grace Lee reports.
It's now the deadliest blaze in California history.

Officials say at least 42 people have been killed in the so-called Camp Fire.

The latest death toll announced after authorities found the remains of another 13 victims.

That fire is already the most destructive on record in the state, leaving the small town of Paradise in ashes.

Since erupting on Thursday (November 8) its claimed more than 7000 homes and businesses in the area.

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