California Faces Its Most Destructive Wildfire In State History

Nurse Cassie Lerossignol hugs as coworker as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise Calif. on Thursday Nov. 8 2018

Two large fires are now burning in Ventura and Los Angeles counties that have jumped the 101. By nightfall, Paradise had been all but wiped off the map, with at least five people dead and its buildings reduced to ruin.

"Not one home will be left standing", he said.

'We never heard from them again, ' Ms Lee said.

Blome drove through the town with a man named Fred, crying, pointing out Sam's Liquor, Safeway, McDonald's, the church, the tire shop, the auto wash, apartments, her doctor's office, the bowling alley, a hotel, the veterinarian - all of which had gone up in flames.

Firefighters are challenged by residents moving about evacuation areas and high traffic as they follow the fire front.

In the summary of the incident, it states, PG&E experienced an outage on the Caribou-Palermo 115 kV transmission line in Butte County.

He was headed from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles when fire brought traffic to a dead stop and he made a decision to wait it out on a Malibu Beach. The fast-moving Camp Fire killed at least nine people in Northern California.

Flames also caused the closure of the Los Angeles Zoo in the Griffith Park area, and the evacuation of its animals, before firefighters had mostly contained the fire.

Northern California officials say investigators found five people dead in vehicles that were torched by the flames of a ferocious wildfire.

By 1 p.m. Friday, the fire had engulfed more than 14,000 acres, including areas of Malibu and unincorporated Malibu, and by 4:30 p.m. the affected area had doubled to more than 35,000 acres.

In Malibu, mandatory evacuations were ordered for the entire city of about 12,000 people that's known for celebrity beachside homes.

Celebrities including the Kardashian family, Kanye West, Cher and Will Smith have all tweeted about escaping from the fire.

"It's devastating. It's like "welcome to hell", resident Cynthia Ball said.

Evacuations are now under way, with tens of thousands of people having already been forced to flee their homes, and hot and dry weather conditions are exacerbating the problem.

California's wildfire in topped 10,000 acres on Friday with the mandatory evacuation list approached 90,000 homes.

"This is the new normal", Los Angeles County Fire Captain Erik Scott told a local television station.

Actor Martin Sheen, briefly reported missing by his actor son Charlie, was also forced to evacuate. Martin Sheen gave a shout-out to his family to let them know he and his wife, Janet, were safe and planned to sleep in their vehicle at the beach. On Instagram, she posted a photo showing a clear blue sky with a billowing gray plume of smoke.

"I'm so sorry and my heart is with each of those who are impacted by this very bad disaster, " she tweeted Saturday. Jenner's representative noted that the Olympic gold medalist wouldn't know the extent of any damage to the home until she was allowed to return to it.

The Malibu area is also home to dozens of filming locations.

In Agoura Hills, the fire reportedly claimed the house used to film the reality dating show "The Bachelor", as well as Paramount Ranch, where "Westworld" is filmed.