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Wildfire evacuees take refuge in Walmart parking lot

A wildfire evacuee sifts through a pile of clothing at a tent city in a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, on Saturday, November 17.

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Updated 1821 GMT (0221 HKT) November 18, 2018

A wildfire evacuee sifts through a pile of clothing at a tent city in a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, on Saturday, November 17.

Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

In the aftermath of the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California, a tent city has sprung up in a Walmart parking lot.

What started as a temporary shelter for those escaping the fire has turned into a makeshift village. Volunteers have been stationed at the parking lot, handing out everything from smoke masks to dog food to clothes and other essentials.

Authorities are working to relocate the estimated hundreds of wildfire evacuees living in the parking lot 10 minutes down the hill from the town of Paradise, which is now little more than acres of charred ruins.

Major wildfires in California have destroyed a record number of buildings and displaced more than 300,000 people.

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Wildfire evacuees take refuge in Walmart parking lot

A wildfire evacuee sifts through a pile of clothing at a tent city in a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, on Saturday, November 17.

Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Updated 1821 GMT (0221 HKT) November 18, 2018

A wildfire evacuee sifts through a pile of clothing at a tent city in a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, on Saturday, November 17.

Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

In the aftermath of the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California, a tent city has sprung up in a Walmart parking lot.

What started as a temporary shelter for those escaping the fire has turned into a makeshift village. Volunteers have been stationed at the parking lot, handing out everything from smoke masks to dog food to clothes and other essentials.

Authorities are working to relocate the estimated hundreds of wildfire evacuees living in the parking lot 10 minutes down the hill from the town of Paradise, which is now little more than acres of charred ruins.

Major wildfires in California have destroyed a record number of buildings and displaced more than 300,000 people.

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