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Intense videos show the Camp Fire ravaging Northern California

Intense videos show the Camp Fire ravaging Northern California

In Northern California, a blaze visible by satellite consumed the town of Paradise on Thursday and had burned almost 110 square miles by Friday morning.

NASA The Camp fire in Northern California has devastated the town of Paradise, while the Hill and Woolsey fires have prompted mass evacuations in Ventura County, north of Los Angeles.

Dozens of other people were reported missing.

Earlier in the day, Butte County officials announced five people who were fleeing the blaze had perished after the flames torched cars they were riding in.

Fires are burning in Northern and Southern California.

"Firefighters continue to actively engage the fire in order to protect life and property", the Chico Fire Department said in a Tweet. He said rescuers were trying to put them in other vehicles.

"The magnitude of destruction we have seen is really unbelievable and heartbreaking and our hearts go to everybody who has been affected by this", said Mark Ghilarducci, the director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

There are two fires now burning around Malibu: the Hill and Woolsey fires. Firefighters were able to stop the flames at the edge of the city, where evacuation orders remained in place Friday, said Cal Fire Cpt.

The Concow School sent its 60 students home, but many faculty members are anxious about their homes, said Golden Feather Union Elementary School District Superintendent Josh Peete. One of them is just 5 per cent contained.

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Sheriff Korey Honea said reports of more deaths are being investigated. "And it moved very, very quickly from a rather remote area to populated areas". "All of it is engulfed in flames right now".

TV personality Adrienne Janic said on Twitter that firefighters were using her home as a command centre. "We're kind of all shaking right now".

Nine people have died in raging fires in California where 150,000 people have evacuated their homes.

Kelly Lee called shelters looking for her husband's 93-year-old grandmother, Dorothy Herrera, who was last heard from Thursday morning. Fire officials said it was also moving toward the ocean.

In all, the Woolsey Fire led authorities to issue evacuation orders for 75,000 homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. At one point, the Camp Fire was consuming 80 football fields worth of land per minute, fueled by winds of up to 50 mph.

"By the time we got out, the flames were a half mile away from the school".

Authorities said four people had been killed inside their cars, four more outside either cars or homes and one person was killed inside a home.

Conditions in Oak Park, just north of Malibu, have been described as "surreal" and "horrific". On Instagram she urged people to "pray for Calabasas". My children are safe.