The fire department said 30,000 homes were threatened in a tweet Friday morning.
The Woosley Fire exploded from 2,000 acres to 8,000 in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in a matter of hours Thursday night into Friday. "Due to the burn injuries, identification could not be immediately made". According to Esri, it should be updated soon with pins for the Camp Fire and the fires in Los Angeles, both of which just broke out yesterday.
"My hometown of Paradise is on fire".
Fire officials have issued evacuation notices for parts of Chico, a town of 93,000 people north of Sacramento.
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.
According to Surfline's forecast team, the strong, breezy offshore winds will continue through this evening.
Borchard Community Center, Rancho Santa Susana Recreation Center, Camarillo Community Center, Thousand Oaks Teen Center, and Goebel Adult Community Center are open in Ventura County. Fires are spreading through multiple national forests, including the Sierra Nevada National Forest, Mendocino National Forest, Modoc National Forest, Lassen National Forest and Plumas National Forest.
How big are the California wildfires?Cal Fire reports that the fires are being fueled by high winds and extremely dry conditions.
Cal Fire Capt. Scott McLean said a couple of thousand structures were destroyed in the town about 180 miles northeast of San Francisco.
Approximately 75,000 homes are under evacuation orders throughout Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.
Evacuation centers are open Ventura and Los Angeles counties. "All residents, from Ventura County Line to the area of the Getty Villa and the Ventura (101) Freeway to the ocean, must evacuate as soon as possible". The FBI was seeking to build a profile of the gunman, war veteran Ian David Long, 28, who burst into the bar late Wednesday, killing 12 people before turning the gun on himself.
Heavy smoke and strong winds hampered visibility for crews on the firelines and residents trying to evacuate fire zones.
"If you're in an affected area and have been ordered to evacuate, evacuate, " the statement said. Staff and 41 patients at the Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in Paradise were evacuated to other hospitals because it was close to the oncoming wildfire.
The California Highway Patrol reversed traffic lanes along Interstates 99 and 149 throughout the day to allow evacuees to flee the 'Camp Fire'. The Calabasas campus is also evacuated.