Evacuation orders are in place for the town of Paradise, home to around 26,000 people, as well as Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon and Butte Valley areas.
Flames from the unchecked, 8,100-hectare Camp Fire, which began early Thursday, were being driven westward by 56 km/h winds, fire officials said.
He says strong winds made it hard for aircraft to drop retardant effectively on the fire.
Flames consume a auto dealership as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday.
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McLean estimated that a couple of thousand structures were destroyed in the town of 27,000 residents about 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco, was ordered to get out. "It was just a wall of fire on each side of us, and we could hardly see the road in front of us".
A wind-whipped fire north of Los Angeles in Ventura County burned about 15,000 acres (23 square miles) and at least one home in a matter of hours.
Acting Gov. Gavin Newsom requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration to aid with multiple fires burning in California.
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Sanchez said he was in Sacramento Thursday seeing a cancer doctor when he got a call from his mother and his friends that his children had to evacuate.
A second smaller fire, dubbed the Woosley Fire, also started Thursday and has burned 2,000 acres.
As winds approached 50 mph (80 km/h), causing the fire to grow rapidly in just a few hours, some residents were forced to abandon vehicles and escape on foot, local media reported.
Firefighters battle the Camp Fire as it tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday.
"Had he not put out that fire, I would not have made it to the vehicle", she said. The fire was three feet from my auto. "Those reports have not yet been verified", Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told a news conference.
Officials were sending as many firefighters as they could, Cal Fire spokesman Rick Carhart said. One of them was on fire, and some cars were driving through it, but she didn't want to chance it with the children in the auto, he said. The highway is expected to remain closed Friday morning, Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said.
Camp Fire in Butte County Red circles on this live-updating map are actively burning areas, as detected by satellite.
The fire was the fiercest of several wind-driven blazes across California yesterday, during one of the state's worst years for wildfires. McLean said Friday morning that he had no immediate update on injuries.