Villagers in the southwestern American state have decided to defend their centuries-old homes, officials say, even though many of them are running low on resources such food and water.
Crews bulldoze firebreaks to the north and west of the historic university town to protect ranches, rural houses and the United World College in the southwestern US state.
The state's emergency management director, Andrew Phelps, has said officials are “preparing for a mass fatality event” and that thousands of structures have been destroyed.
The death toll from the California wildfire rose to 77 while a vigil to honour the victims was held in Paradise city.
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