LAST MINUTE: reports "active shooter" at the high school in North Carolina

The authorities of the state of North Carolina respond this morning to the news of an active shooter in a high school in the city of Hampstead, reports the channel WECT, citing local police.

The incident was reported in the center of Topsail High School around 7:00 am. on Friday and Pender County police units have already moved.

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Topsail middle school and Topsail primary school have suspended their activities and remain on alert, officials said.

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Students who were on the school buses at the time of the accident were taken to a Lowe & # 39; s Foods facility located opposite the high school and parents were notified to take them.

About 30,000 people were evacuated from the fire declared Thursday morning in northern California, which in recent hours devastated the city of Paradise, where houses and public buildings such as churches and schools were completely engulfed by flames.

The fire has already burned more than 8,000 hectares in less than 24 hours and continues to advance driven by the dryness of the soil and the strong winds that blow in the area, according to the latest data from the Department of forestry and fire protection of the state, Calfire .

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At the moment there is no registration of any deceased, but there are many missing and many people have suffered severe burns.

Throughout Thursday, the towns of Pulga, Magalia and Concow were evacuated in Butte County, in addition to the city of Paradise, which has about 26,000 inhabitants, and the rural areas of Butte Creek Canyon and Butte Valley.

Last Friday, local authorities issued eviction orders for parts of the city of Chico, of 90,000 inhabitants and where flames are moving.

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The affected area is located 140 kilometers from the capital of California, in Sacramento, and about 280 kilometers from the San Francisco Bay area, as regards the smoke of the fire, Efe was able to confirm.

City Councilor of Paradise Scott Lotter, who evacuated the city with his family, told The Sacramento Bee newspaper that "the whole city is on fire" and described a scenario of "horror and chaos" with the roads collapsed by traffic and abandoned cars.

The fire, called "Camp Fire", was declared at the beginning of Thursday and spread rapidly through very dry terrain and with the help of strong winds up to 80 kilometers at the time. now that they blow in that area.


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