The first of the fires broke out on Thursday, northwest of Los Angeles, and roared south, with an estimated 75,000 homes evacuated in western Los Angeles County and eastern Ventura County.
As of Friday morning, evacuation centers were set up at Thousand Oaks High School, at 2323 North Moorpark Road; the Borchard Community Center at 190 Reino Road in Newbury Park; and Camarillo Community Center at 1605 Burnley St.
The two blazes are among 16 now active fires in California.
Driven by 50 to 60 miles per hour wind gusts the brush fire is zero percent contained and also jumped Highway 101 near Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills on Friday morning.
"This is a very unsafe wind driven fire".
A 1,500-acre fire burning near Suisun City in Solano County has not prompted evacuation orders or threatened structures.
While not as big as the Camp Fire, the Woolsey Fire, which now measures approximately 8,000 acres, is in a much more densely populated area. "While this won't be as critical for fires as what we're seeing now, or expect to see Sun/Mon, it does look like it will be another very dry week which won't help the situation any".
Sherri Pritchard said she only had time to grab a few pictures before fleeing with her family and dogs, even leaving clothes behind.
We hope she had insurance on the Malibu spot though. "I am hoping all of these people made it out".
All five victims were found in the same area of the town of Paradise, in the north of the state.
Fires have been burning in several parts of Southern California today. That's equal to about 60 football fields per minute.
The Hill Fire, which was reported in the Hill Canyon area of Santa Rosa Valley at about 2 p.m. Thursday, quickly charred thousands of acres and jumped Highway 101, which was closed in the area overnight, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.
The latest numbers estimate the Hill fire has burned over 10,000 acres.
In addition, two large fires ignited in Ventura County in the Los Angeles region.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire raging through the Santa Monica Mountains was headed to the ocean.
The fire has burned more than 14,000 acres and all of Malibu is under mandatory evacuation.
The flames are being driven by southern California's notorious Santa Ana winds, which blow from the northeast toward the coast.
According to TMZ, citing sources, Jenner's house caught on fire on Friday. "Just landed back home and had one hour to pack up and evacuate our home". She and her husband eventually were able to drive away safely.