The statewide death toll stood at 25 and appeared certain to rise. The flames descended on Paradise so fast that many people were forced to abandon their vehicles and run for their lives down the only road through the mountain town.
The search also went on for the missing. "I'm sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames".
The department compiled a list of 110 people unaccounted for, but officials held out hope that many were safe but had no cellphones or some other way to contact loved ones. On Friday, the source said, the entire family left in multiple cars to drive back to Oak Park, unaware they were driving directly into a massive firestorm until it was too late.
"The wind came up, and it was just raining (embers), and I was just burning on my arms", he said. Your mother's somewhere and you don't know where she's at.
More than 8,000 firefighters in all battled three large wildfires burning across almost 400 square miles (1,040 square kilometers) in Northern and Southern California, with out-of-state crews continuing to arrive and gusty, blowtorch winds starting up again.
Officials are also investigating the deaths of two people in Southern California.
The devastation was so complete in some neighborhoods that "it's very hard to determine whether or not there may be human remains there", Honea said. There are still 35 people missing. At least 70,000 acres have been burned in the Camp Fire thus far, and it is only 5 percent contained. A lull in fierce winds that drove a pair of destructive fires allowed firefighters to make their first real progress in stopping the blazes.
'We're gonna get fire, ' the girl says. The severely burned bodies were discovered in a long residential driveway in Malibu, home to a multitude of Hollywood celebrities.
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Craig Clunies-Ross and his wife had seen wildfires before and they were prepared when it was time to evacuate their Malibu home.
In Ventura County in Southern California, the Hill Fire, which began Thursday, has burned 4,531 acres and destroyed two buildings as of Saturday night, reported Cal Fire.
Drought conditions have increasingly affected the state over the past decade, causing erratic fire behavior and making efforts to contain the flames much more hard.
Three-quarters of the city of 130,000 was under evacuation orders - and that probably included people affected by the shooting, Mayor Andy Fox said.
Among the celebrity homes reportedly damaged - if not destroyed - was the home of Caitlyn Jenner, who posted an Instagram video reporting that she was in a safe house, but wasn't sure what has become of her home. The number of people killed in that fire alone, at least 23, made it the third-deadliest on record in the state.
"Things are not the way they were 10 years ago".
According to Honea, seven people were found within homes and three were found outside in the town of Paradise, California.
Several officials urged residents to heed evacuation orders, noting they themselves had followed orders to leave their homes for safety.
'Hey, guess what?' her father says, trying to reassure her. "He's having a hard time accepting", Breeding said.