Wildfires rage across California, killing at least five

Satellite Image taken at 3:12 p.m. The blue lake in the center with the white line through it is Lake Tahoe with California's border overlayed in white

Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

Using data from various government sources, spatial analytics company Esri has created two interactive maps to help people track the progression of the fires and stay up to date on traffic and smoke forecasts.

"We're working very hard to get people out". People in Paradise reported seeing much of the community go up in flames, including homes, supermarkets, businesses, restaurants, schools and a retirement center.

Vandenberg was fleeing the Camp Fire - a devastating blaze that officials say has destroyed the majority of the northern California town of nearly 30,000 residents.

Richardson estimates another 60,000 people will likely have to evacuate because the fire jumped US 101 early Friday and is pushing toward the coast.

At least in the case of the Hill Fire, the location and direction of the Hill Fire is playing to firefighters' advantage, according to Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen.

On Saturday, in Los Angeles County, the 14,164 hectares Woolsey Fire was threatening 75,000 homes and more than 200,000 people were under mandatory evacuation early on Saturday. Within six hours, it had grown to more than 69 square kilometres, Gaddie said.

In the first official report of fatalities, the Butte County Sheriff tweeted on Friday that investigators had found five dead bodies.

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"I just wonder how many people didn't make it, and how many older folks and people with children in their cars didn't make it", she said.

"Just landed back home and had one hour to pack up and evacuate our home".

The Camp Fire was the fiercest of several wind-driven blazes that erupted across the state on Thursday.

McLean estimated that several thousand buildings were lost in Paradise, about 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.

At the hospital in Paradise, more than 60 patients were evacuated to other facilities. Next thing you know their house is on fire.

"As soon as I turned onto my street, out of my little side street, I was stuck in traffic", she said.

Four hospital employees were briefly trapped in the basement and rescued by California Highway Patrol officers, Kinney said.

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Other were found in or near homes.

Kelly Lee called shelters looking for her husband's 93-year-old grandmother, Dorothy Herrera, who was last heard from on Thursday morning.

Another resident told Jeremy Siegel of member station KQED that as she attempted to get out of the area, "we were engulfed in flames - both sides of the road".

"We grabbed our animals and some food and some clothes and we're getting the heck out of here", one man said. "We're anxious sick. They do have a vehicle, but they both are older and can be confused at times".

Acting California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the area and requested a federal emergency declaration, saying that high winds and dry brush presented ongoing danger.

"Please, please, please if you are asked to voluntarily leave the area, please do", Ventura County fire Capt. Scott Dettore told CNN affiliate KTLA on Friday morning. The Tubbs Fire, which destroyed 5,636 structures in Napa and Sonoma counties in October 2017, is listed by Cal Fire as the most destructive in state history.

"The perimeter is now the Pacific Ocean", Richardson said. But winds are blamed for pushing the fire through scenic canyon communities and ridgetop homes.

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The wind-driven flames also spread to the west and reached the edge of Chico, a city of 90,000 people. "It's very chaotic. Today, it mushroomed to 70,000 acres and apparently is still growing as fire officials report 0 percent containment.

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