The blaze sent residents fleeing, and now threatens the city of Chico, home to 90,000 people.
'It was just a wall of fire on each side of us, and we could hardly see the road in front of us, ' he added.
Residents have now been ordered to evacuate from several more towns to the west of Thousand Oaks, including Calabasas immediately south of Highway 101 and Malibu on the coast, as well as from the western edge of Los Angeles.
The fire in Paradise was reported shortly after daybreak Thursday.
A lot of the resources assigned to the Hill Fire were transferred to the Woolsey Fire, which became the priority for firefighting efforts with heavy air support and hundreds of personnel working Friday.
The Butte County Sheriff's office said the victims were found dead in vehicles that had been burned by the Camp Fire that left a trail of destruction in its path.
Five people have died during massive wildfires in the U.S. state of California, a representative of the Butte County Sheriff's office told Sputnik.
"I hope people got out". Evacuation centers were set up at Palisades High School and at Taft High School in Woodland Hills.
"Things started exploding", Oviedo said.
Cathy Fallon reacts as she stands near the charred remains of her home, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Paradise, Calif.
With ash falling and the sky darkening to a menacing shade of black, evacuees from Paradise sat in stunned silence Friday outside a Chico church where they took refuge the night before.
He "knocked on doors, yelled and screamed" to alert as many residents as possible, Bernacett said. Some buildings caught fire and were damaged but the main facility, Adventist Health Feather River Hospital, was not, spokeswoman Jill Kinney said.
"It's very chaotic", Officer Ryan Lambert of the California Highway Patrol. On Aug. 6, Trump tweeted fires burning at the time were being made "so much worse by the bad environmental laws" he claimed were preventing water from reaching the blaze.
All of the people were found dead in their cars, which were "overcome by the Camp Fire", the sheriff said.
Less Sun and more rain should normally see any potential blazes put out before they get the chance to rise. God help us!' Bernacett said before breaking down crying. "They do have a vehicle, but they both are older and can be confused at times".
Captain Scott McLean, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also said there was "really no firefight involved", explaining the crews had to give up attacking the flames and turn their attention to helping people get out alive. By Thursday evening, it had scorched up to 7,000 acres and sent residents of more than 1,200 homes fleeing, the Los Angeles Times reports. The wildfire then finally ran into its only match so far: the Pacific Ocean, the Washington Post reported.