Residents of Paradise, as well as the nearby communities of Concow, Magalia, Butte Creek Canyon, and Yankee Hill, are currently being evacuated due to the major campfire that is spreading throughout Butte County. The fire reportedly began at about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, on Camp Creek Road close to Pulga. The fire quickly spread west toward the city of Paradise. Cal Fire reported at around 2:30 p.m. that 18,000 acres had been burned and that the fire remained at zero percent containment. At the time of reporting, a red flag warning remained in place.