The Camp Fire was the fiercest of several wind-driven blazes that erupted across the state on Thursday. Colton Percifield captured the video while driving on Windermere Lane on November 8.
Evacuations were also directed for all of Paradise, which is home to almost 27,000 residents, and nearby Pulga due to the Camp Fire, according to news reports. The fire grew to 10,000 acres on Thursday, and forced the mandatory evacuations of several areas.
The Woolsey Fire was burning northeast of Thousand Oaks, not far from where a shooting killed 12 people late Wednesday night.
Firefighter Adrien Mahnke pauses while battling the Camp Fire as it tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
"By the time we got out, the flames were a half mile away from the school".
By Thursday afternoon, the fire was growing at the rate of about one football field every three seconds, assisted by dry conditions and wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour. It's already burned dozens of homes and threatens 30,000 more.
A local fire official said there were multiple injuries among civilians and firefighters.
Massive wildfires are tearing through parts of California, destroying hundreds buildings and forcing thousands of people from their homes.
Morgan Mason said her father told her that he could hear propane tanks blowing up all over Paradise this morning. "It's really dry and we have low humidity, and unfortunately those are great conditions for a fire to spread".
Shari Bernacett said her husband tried to get people to leave the Paradise mobile home park they manage.
Clunies-Ross stayed behind to gather essentials not realizing how quickly danger was approaching, she says. The message I want to get out is: "If you can evacuate, you need to evacuate", he said.
A California wildfire raced across a northern county in the state on Thursday, reducing the town of Paradise to ashes and injuring residents and first responders, fire officials said.
The Camp fire swept through Paradise, California, on Thursday, with officials saying at least 1,000 structures were destroyed.
California is experiencing one of its worst fire years ever, with 621,743 acres (251,610 hectares) burned through Sunday in areas covered by Cal Fire, almost twice the amount during the same period of 2017 and almost triple the five-year average.
The Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in Paradise evacuated all its patients and staff, given its close proximity to the fire, and transported them safely to hospitals in neighboring towns, Jill Kinney, an Adventist Health spokeswoman told the Associated Press.