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Watch: Terrifying ‘Fire Tornado’ Cuts California Town Like A Knife While Survivors Barely Make A Safe Escape

November 09, 2018

On November 8th, 2018, a vicious and destructive fire tore through the Northern California town called Paradise. Nearly 30,000 people were forced to evacuate Paradise on Thursday as the wildfire roared through this California town, located about 180 miles northeast of San Francisco.

The town of Paradise earned its name from his natural beauty; peacefully tucked in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise was a small town approximately 27,000 residents. Sadly, the November 8th wildfire destroyed the quaint town in an instant, leaving nothing to return to.

Residents were urged to evacuate but with very minimal roads in and out of the town, the evacuation routes were quickly engulfed in fire. Lines of vehicles followed one another down the Sierra Nevada foothills hoping and praying that their lives would be spared.

Some of the later evacuees were less fortunate when their route suddenly became engulfed by treacherous flames and wild winds. Many Paradise residents recorded their routes out as the flames that they were forced to drive through were epically terrifying.

Below are clips of footage captured from families evacuating Paradise. There evacuation route is completed surrounded by the life-threatening fire. See these families travel and pray their way down the flame-engulfed mountain.

This particular video was captured when one resident’s route was blocked by a vicious fire tornado. The tornado appeared as a neon swirl from the sky and grew as it got closer to the resident recording.

Click on the video below to watch the footage. The buildup is terrifying- even to watch. Thankfully, the resident who captured this fire tornado was marked as safe.

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Please pray for the residents who have lost everything in this fire… There are no words. We hope and pray that they feel comforted by God during this time.

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