Wildfire traps campers in California

Authorities airlifted over 150 people to safety from a California campground, where the only evacuation route was blocked by a wildfire.
1:22 | 09/06/20

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to be linked to terrorism or hatred. Authorities pulling off an emergency evacuation mission when the only escape route was blocked by fire. Overnight, an intense rescue mission to save more than 150 people trapped by a raging inferno at a campground near Fresno in central California. I was told by some visitors that there's still lots of people down at windy point. And there's a fire around them. Reporter: Racing to air lift campers to safety. Ambulances waiting nearby. First responders ready to triage and rushed them to local others driving through the flames, desperate to escape. So far at least a dozen injured, some with critical burns. Campers forced to shelter in place, as smoke engulfed the site, blocking the only roadway in. Officials reportedly telling them to jump into the camp site's lake if necessary. It's just crazy. It's a beautiful site, but at the same time very sad. Reporter: The wildfire torching more than 35,000 acres so far, made worse by a record heat wave hitting the state. Communities across the area told to evacuate. And in southern California, the eldorado fire erupting, thousands of acres burning already. Residents nearby ordered to get out. We've just been seeing this again and again in California.

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