The number of deaths in the raging forest fires in California has risen to 25.
On Saturday, 14 extra bodies were found in Northern California, while the first two victims were confirmed in Southern California.
That brings the death toll of the northern campfire, which flew through the city of Paradise, to 23, making it the third most deadly fire in California's history. It is already the most destructive fire in the history of the state, after destroying at least 6,713 buildings, the vast majority of them houses.
Of the newly discovered bodies, four were found in the Concow community – two in cars and two in homes.
Another 10 bodies were found in paradise on Friday – seven in houses and three outside houses.
It is only feared that the death toll will rise, with at least 110 missing person reports still pending at the Butte County sheriff's office. Authorities have four coroner-seeking and recovery teams combing through the remains of paradise, which was almost completely destroyed when a fire raged through the city on Thursday and Friday.
In the meantime, two victims were also reported on Friday in Southern California.
The police say the two bodies have been discovered & burned heavily in a stationary vehicle & # 39; on a long driveway in a sparsely populated strip of the Mulholland Highway in Malibu on Saturday, after the Woolsey Fire tore through the area and forced half a million people to evacuate.
Chief John Benedict, Los Angeles sheriff, refused to provide additional information about the fatalities awaiting an official investigation.
The first two known fatalities at the Woolsey and Hill fires came one day after nine people in the campfire had died several hundred miles north in Butte County.
Earlier on Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reported that evacuees were being diverted from overcrowded shelters while firefighters continued their unremitting efforts to get the infernos under control.
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said the & # 39; extreme, severe fire conditions & # 39; have been worse than the emergency crews & # 39; have never seen in their lives & # 39 ;, while residents take the situation as & # 39; the hell & # 39; describe.
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Two people died in the aftermath of a wildfire that destroyed southern California, the authorities reported Saturday afternoon. The victims bring the death toll in the state to 11 people in two days because three infernos have burned more than 100 square miles.
Local resident Lea Johnson researches the Point Dume district of Malibu on Saturday after the Woolsey Fire has passed
Firefighters threw fire in a stripped house in Malibu on Saturday morning under hazardous fire conditions
A huge blanket of smoke from the Woosley and Hill fires looms in the sky over Los Angeles County on Friday
Shelters for evacuation in Southern California are overcrowded, as more than 300,000 residents have fled their homes while wildfires tear through communities north of Los Angeles. Pictured: students from Pepperdine University in Malibu seek refuge in a dining area on the campus that was locked up while large parts of the city on the beach went up in flames on Friday
The map above shows the three major fires that are currently burning in California, two in the south and one in the north
Communities in the provinces of Ventura and Los Angeles, including the city of Malibu, Calabasas and the Topanga Canyon area, were placed under evacuation orders on Friday as wolves and hill fires flushed numerous buildings and houses.
More than 600 law enforcement experts searched the area until Friday night, pounding on doors to tell a quarter of a million residents to leave their homes when the fires ceased and covered more than 75,000 hectares from Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, the campfire in Northern California, now the most destructive in the history of the state, has claimed the lives of at least nine people and another 35 missing.
The devastating fire almost destroyed the city of Paradise when it tore through Butte County on Thursday and Friday, leaving about 50,000 people for their lives.
Meteorologists warn that the strengthening of the westerly winds could stimulate the eruption to the state chapel in Sacramento.
Thousands of people stepped in and fled Malibu and the surrounding areas on Friday as the fire approached. Smoke is seen from a crashed Pacific Coast Highway in the photo posted above on Twitter by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office
Two thousand firefighters and more than 600 members of law enforcement have been deployed in Los Angeles to combat the sites and enable evacuations. A resident can speak to a fireman on Friday in Malibu
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Chaplain Pastor Brian La Spade investigates damage to properties in the Points Dume neighborhood of Malibu where members of his congregation live on Saturday
House masters of assisted living for the elderly Evangeline Nary (right) and Angel Marie Leyba (left) sitting with residents in an evacuation center at the Taft Charter High School gymnasium in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles on Friday
The Woolsey Fire has destroyed at least 150 homes in the Ventura and Los Angeles provinces since its production on Thursday afternoon
Meanwhile, the campfire in Northern California has claimed the lives of at least nine people and another 35 are missing
The largest of the two southern fires, the Woolsey Fire, ignited at Rocketdyne around 14:00 local time Thursday, spreading rapidly to the southwest toward Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks, the community still crazy of a massive shooting in a bar on Wednesday evening.
From Saturday morning, the Woolsey Fire was reportedly still restricted to zero percent and had covered 70,000 acres, while continuing its march to the oceans after fighting the Pacific Coast Highway overnight.
West of the Woolsey Fire, a second, smaller fire, called the Hill Fire, set fire to nearly 5,000 acres in Ventura County after being burned at Hill Canyon on the same day around the same time.
Cal Fire announced that the Hill Fire was closed for 25 percent on Saturday at 8.30 am local time.
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The southern fires have not killed or injured anyone, but have destroyed many homes and forced thousands of people to flee their short-term lives – including many celebrities living in the rich coastal caves that are under threat.
At a press conference on Friday afternoon, Fire Department commander Daryl Osby of Los Angeles County called on people to obey evacuation orders, saying, "I can only imagine the impact of asking to leave your home. But we do it for your safety. & # 39;
A resident of Westlake Village in Los Angeles, Arita Kronska, described the pain of leaving the house where she lived for thirty years, knowing she might still not exist when she returned.
& # 39; I have lived here since 1988 & # 39 ;, the 62-year-old told the Los Angeles Times outside a temporary shelter in Thousand Oaks. & # 39; This is the first time I have seen such a fire. & # 39;
She said the streets were eerily quiet when she drove through her neighborhood Friday morning and evacuated with only her dog, Yoda and her passport.
& # 39; Nobody was there anymore, & # 39; she said. & # 39; It was a very strange feeling. No people. Do not drive. Like in those films about the apocalypse. & # 39;
Kronska resorted to the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, which had served as a meeting place for relatives to reunite with their loved ones after a mass shooting in a nationwide bar that left only 12 dead 30 hours earlier.
Judy Goodman took refuge in the center around the same time after being awakened by a big crash in her living room when a tree crashed through the roof of her home in Westlake Hills.
A few minutes later the police were at the door to tell her that she had to leave when the fire entered the area.
& # 39; It's only one thing after another & # 39 ;, she told the LA Times. I cried all day because of the shooting in the Borderline Bar and Grill, and this is happening now. & # 39;
The Woolsey Hill fire crossed the Pacific Coast Highway Friday morning and made its way through the California coast
Meteorologists warn that the conditions are likely to deteriorate this weekend, as another strong wind event threatens to push the flames westward towards the Pacific Ocean, potentially sending the Campfire through the capital in Sacramento
A house is lit during the Woolsey Fire on Friday night in Malibu, California. Approximately 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura provinces due to two fires in the region
A fire truck passes the Woolsey Fire that burns a mansion in Malibu on Friday night in a fire that killed at least nine people
Park Billow, 27, sprays water in the hot spots in his backyard while the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on Friday
Firefighters battle the Woolsey fire because it leaves a house of Malibu on Friday night, where whole neighborhoods are leveled, destroyed and destroyed
In Thousand Oaks, who was moved by a massive shooting on Thursday, firefighters keep an eye on a completely swallowed house on Friday
The Woolsey Fire approaches homes on Friday in Malibu, California. Approximately 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura provinces due to two fires in the region
A house along the coast of the Pacific Coast burns while the Woolsey Fire reached the Pacific in Malibu, California on Friday
Firefighters use a deck gun on a fire truck to try and prevent flames from spreading along Kanan Dume Road on Friday
An owl is sitting on the beach in Malibu while the Woolsey Fire arrives on Friday and throws an orange glow on the skyline
The rescued animals are gathered on the Zuma beach in Malibu, CA. The thickness of the smoke can be seen on the photo 's
The Malibu Zoo was safely evacuated and animals were taken to the beach outside the range of the flames
Three forest fires are seen on Friday in California. The larger campfire in the north killed five and destroyed the city of Paradise. In the south, near Los Angeles, the twins Hill and Woolsey Fires have forced an evacuation of Malibu
In Northern California, the campfire was ignited by a faulty PG & E electricity line on Thursday morning and has since destroyed 6,700 buildings and killed at least nine people who did not have the time to escape.
Abandoned, charred vehicles rumbled the main road in paradise, evidence of the panicky evacuation a day earlier. Most buildings are in decline, whole neighborhoods are leveled and the business district has been wiped out.
One day, this town in the Sierra Nevada of 27,000 inhabitants, which was founded in the 1800s, was largely burned by flames that moved so fast that there was nothing that firemen could do.
Officials said on Friday night that another four people had been killed by the campfire and another 35 were missing. Three of the extra dead persons were found outside their homes and one in a home.
Three firefighters were injured and fought against the northern eruption, of the 3,223 employees currently involved in the containment. The fire was cut by 20 per cent from 8.30 am local time on Saturday.
President Donald Trump approved an emergency statement on Friday night that issued federal funds to support the campfire and Hill & # 39; s and Woolsey Fires in Southern California.
Later on, he threatened to withhold federal payments to California and claimed that forest management is so poor & # 39; used to be.
Trump said via Twitter Saturday that "there is no reason for this massive, deadly and expensive burning in California." The president said that billions of dollars are given every year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Solution now, or no Fed payments anymore! & # 39;
President Trump accused "bad forest management & # 39; for natural disasters and threatened to lower federal payments to California
Victims of the Woolsey are waiting for updates about their homes in the evacuation center at Pierce College in Woodland Hills
Approximately 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura provinces due to two fires in the region
Law enforcement controls traffic along the Pacific Coast Highway while the Woolsey Fire goes into the ocean in Malibu
Northern California: this shortwave infrared (SWIR) satellite image shows the campfire around the Concow Reservoir, center, in and around the Magalia community on Friday. SWIR images can penetrate smoke and detect fires
A Cal Fire firefighter sprays water on a house next to a burning house while the campfire moves through Magalia, California
A rescued donkey is stuck to a traffic sign on the side of the road after the campfire has been moved through the area on Friday
Cal Fire Captain Steve Millosovich carries a cage of cats found on the road after the campfire went on Friday
Companies continue to burn under a dark smokey sky in Paradise, north of Sacramento, Friday night
Smoke rises next to a power pole after the campfire has been moved through the area on Friday and has destroyed thousands of homes and hundreds of offices
Firefighters push down a wall as they fight against a burning apartment complex in paradise. The population of the city has been evacuated and whole neighborhoods leveled
The police in paradise said they had received two reports of looting but had not yet made any arrests. It is despicable behavior, said Butte County Sheriff Kory L Honea about potential looters, who promised quick arrest and maximum punishments.
When the paradise was evacuated, the order caused a desperate exodus in which many drivers were stuck in undisturbed traffic and left their vehicles to flee on foot.
People reported that much of the Northern Californian Paradise community went up in flames, including homes, supermarkets, businesses, restaurants, schools, and an old people's home.
"There was really no gunfight involved," said Capt Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, explaining that crews gave up the attack on the flames and instead helped evacuate people.
& # 39; These firefighters were in rescue mode all day long. & # 39;
The causes of all three fires are being investigated. The campfire started at 6.29 on Friday, while the Hill and Woolsey Fires started in the south on Friday afternoon.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company says it will cooperate with any investigations that arise from the campfire.
The tool told regulatory authorities that it was experiencing a problem on an electrical transmission line near the site of the fire minutes before the fire broke out. The company said it later found damage to a radio mast on the line.
PG & E spokeswoman Lynsey Paulo said Friday that the information was provisional and stressed that the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
The forest fires are unusually late in the season for California, after a lack of rainstorms left the region unreasonably dry.
Five people were found alive in their cars in the afternoon of Friday after the ruthless campfire destroyed the city of Paradise
Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water like flames from the campfire into a house in Magalia in Northern California
Even after sunrise, smoke still filtered the sun over the burned out areas of paradise, while the campfire burned out of control
Abandoned vehicles sit on a parking lot in Paradise, north of Sacramento, California on Friday after the campfire destroyed the area
Abandoned cars of fleeing residents of the Magalia and Paradise Pine area, line Skyway Road the day after the start of the campfire that is still running out of control through the region, fueled by strong winds in Butte County, California
Hospital beds and other equipment are in a parking lot outside the Feather River Hospital, Friday in paradise. Patients were evacuated from the hospital before a large wildfire was swept through the area
The campfire (above) was completely overrun by the city of Paradise in Northern California, grew to 70,000 acres since its start on Thursday morning and killed at least five people who were trapped in their cars while trying to escape
Wind warnings and red flag warnings were issued in Southern California, warning that wind gusts could reach 70 mph and that relative humidity could be as low as two percent.
No injury has been reported in both southern fires from Friday, but officials have warned that they will remain life-threatening through the weekend.
Around 7:00 am local time Friday officials issued a mandatory evacuation order for the entire city of Malibu while the Woolsey Fire raged towards the Pacific.
The Los Angeles County fire brigade interrupted the message about the evacuation with the statement: "Immediate threat! & # 39;
& # 39; We are in a situation where this fire is moving fast – conditions are changing fast & # 39 ;, said the Sergeant Buschow of Ventura County Sheriff during a press conference.
Civil servants urged everyone to evacuate to leave their home without delay to clear the way for firefighters.
The Woolsey Fire jumped Thursday at US Highway 101 in the Calabasas area and paved a path to the Santa Monica mountain range.
By Friday night the fire had jumped over the Pacific Coast Highway and had a clear path to the ocean.
In Southern California, the fire has spread to the Pacific Ocean, forcing the total evacuation of Malibu. The house of Caitlyn Jenner was destroyed by the flames, and other houses with celebrities under fire can be seen on the map above
Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, tweeted this view of Woolsey Fire from the company's headquarters in Burbank, California.
A helicopter throws water on a brush fire behind a house during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California on Friday
People watch the heavy smoke rising over the the Santa Monica Mountains during the Woolsy fire in Malibu, California
The fires in Southern California flank the city of Thousand Oaks and threaten the besieged community while trying to restore itself after a shooter stormed a bar with College Night & # 39; on Wednesday, killing 12 people and himself.
"Only 48 hours ago our city experienced a tragedy with national implications", said Thousand Oaks Mayor Andy Fox at a press conference on Friday night.
He pointed out that many of the victims of the shooting were probably forced to evacuate their homes and noted that the loss of property was never comparable to the loss of human lives.
& # 39; Those lives will never be restored. Tonight we are talking about a serious fire situation, but luckily we did not lose any life, "the mayor said.
Smoke from the Hill Fire was seen in the area where a vigil was held last night for the victims of the shooting in the Borderline Bar and Grill less than 24 hours earlier.
The Thousand Oaks Teen Center, which was used as a meeting point after the massacre, has now been transformed into a shelter for the fire.
In Agoura Hills, the Woolsey Fire Paramount Ranch, the set of HBO & # 39; s Westworld and many other Western movies and shows, ravaged.
De kerk uit The Western Town studio in Paramount Ranch is ongeschonden nadat de set bijna volledig was vernietigd
De Western Town studio in Paramount Ranch wordt zaterdag in puin gezien nadat de Woosley Fire door het gebied scheurde
Paarden worden opgeschrikt als de Woolsey Fire op vrijdag door Cornell Road bij Paramount Ranch beweegt
De Woolsey Fire brandt richting de Westworld op Paramount Ranch op vrijdag in Agoura Hills, Californië
Paramount Ranch, waar een aantal Hollywood-westerns zijn gefilmd, wordt gezien nadat het was gedecimeerd door een wildvuur
Dia om te bekijken: een scène uit HBO's Westworld (links) is te zien naast de door brand verwoeste filmpartij op vrijdag (rechts)
HBO zei dat er geen cast of crew op de Paramount Ranch-locatie was toen deze platbrandde.
Onder de films die zijn opgenomen op de ranch zijn Caught in the Draft met Bob Hope, The Lake House met Sandra Bullock en tv-shows zoals The Mentalist, Weeds en Quickdraw.
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman was also shot there from 1992 to 1997.
Beroemdheden als Kim Kardashian en Kanye West, Rainn Wilson en Alyssa Milano zijn gedwongen geëvacueerd toen de vlammen hun huizen omringden.
West's kantoren in Calabasas moesten ook worden geëvacueerd nadat het woeste bosbrand in het gebied was aangetast.
Around the same time reports emerged that Caitlyn Jenner's 3,500 square foot, 4-bedroom path overlooking Malibu beach was destroyed by fierce flames from the same flame.
Ondertussen werd het herenhuis van Lady Gaga in Malibu gezien, omringd door een deken van dikke rook toen het wildvuur de strandstad overviel voordat ze naar Oxnard trok.
Will Smith placed a video on his Instagram story with the fear that his own house would be hit by the flames if the path of destruction continues.
Acteur Charlie Sheen plaatste op vrijdagavond een bericht op Twitter en zei dat hij niet van zijn ouders had gehoord, Martin en Janet Sheen, omdat ze Malibu ontvluchtten voor een enscenering bij Zuma Beach.
Er waren berichten over honderden mensen die vastzaten tussen de vlammen en de oceaan op Zuma Beach, een evacuatiezone voor grote dieren, zonder voedsel of onderdak en ontsnappingsroutes afgesloten.
Bijna 20.000 hectare zijn verschroeid door de tweelingbranden die over de provincies Ventura en Los Angeles scheuren
The Woolsey Fire brandt vrijdag een huis bij het Malibu-meer in Malibu. Het vuur had zaterdag 70.000 hectare bedekt
A firefighter wipes soot from his eyes while fighting flames engulfing a home near Malibu Lake in Southern California on Friday. As of midday the Woolsey and Hill Fires ravaging the area were zero percent contained, according to state officials
The Hill and Woolsey Fires have approached Thousand Oaks from both sides as they scorch a path toward the Pacific
A helicopter dispenses water over flames burning a portion of Griffith Park in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon. Staff at the Los Angeles Zoo, which is located in the park, are preparing animals to be evacuated as the Woolsey Fire approaches
A large plum of smoke from a brush fire rises over a congested Interstate 5 in Los Angeles as thousands evacuate their homes
Large plumes of smoke from a fast moving wildfire are seen in the background as volunteers care for evacuated horses at The Pierce College Equine Center where evacuees are bringing their large and small animals in the Woodland Hills section of LA
The fire has been spread by powerful winds that pushed it through canyons and to the edge of Camarillo Springs and Cal State Channel Islands, both of which were evacuated.
More than 165 firefighters were rushed to the area and eight aerial air tankers have been ordered to tackle the fierce blaze from above.
A 'red flag' warning came into effect at 10am today in the San Diego County mountains and valleys and will last until 10pm Friday.
In nearby Newbury Park where ex-marine Ian Michael Long lived, residents stood and watched two scenes unfolding – one of reporters standing outside of home of the suspected shooter, the other a brush fire raging behind their homes.
Connor Chaney, 21, told the LA Times: 'You feel hopeless. There's nothing you can do over there or there.'
This morning the flames were said to be only three miles from the Borderline Bar and Grill.
The Hill Fire burns in the same area as the Springs Fire from 2013, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.
'The wind is definitely pushing this thing toward the ocean just like the Springs Fire a few years ago,' Ventura County Fire Capt Brian McGrath told the Los Angeles Times. 'It's very fast.'
Flames from the Woolsey Fire scorch a hill on Friday in Calabasas, where more than 1,000 homes have been evacuated
Kim Kardashian and three children given just one hour to evacuate wildfire-threatened Calabasas mansion
Kim Kardashian en haar drie kinderen kregen slechts een uur om haar huis te evacueren als bosbranden door Californië werden geveegd.
The reality TV star flew back from the prison of San Quentin, where a prisoner on the death row is campaigning to have been released, being detained when she was told to quickly escape the devastating fires.
As the 38-year-old came into land in her private plane she took aerial videos and pictures of the flames spreading around the around Los Angeles and Ventura County.
The star has asked her fans to pray for Calabasas & # 39; after the TV star of reality was evacuated due to her forest fires from her home & # 39 ;.
She took to Instagram to share aerial photos of the Woosley fire in California and praise the efforts of firefighters.
But once she had landed, Kim unveiled her and children North, Chicago and Saint had only 1 hour to pack and evacuate our home & # 39 ;.
The socialite came back from a business trip when she saw the fire from the sky.
Kim Kardashian (left) hides her makeup free face behind her friend Larsa Pippen while leaving Epione Skin Clinic in Beverly Hills as her home in Calabasas is threatened by the raging Woolsey Fire on Friday
Kim had just one hour to evacuate the $20million home she shares with Kanye West in the Hidden Hills neighborhood of Calabasas
And once on the ground, Kim ensured that the action was documented and photos and videos of first-aiders of the tragedy were shared.
They subtitled as video with: & # 39; Firemen arrive. Thank you for everything you do for us !!! & # 39; wrote the mother of the three. & # 39;
The estate of 15,000 square meters by Kim and rapper Kanye West in Hidden Hills is supposed to be worth about $ 20 million.
The fire broke out for the first time on Thursday afternoon east of the neighboring town of Chatsworth and has since grown to 4,000 hectares in Ventura County.
It quickly burned several houses because mandatory evacuations were ordered in areas such as the Kardashian district of Hidden Hills.
Kim and her sister Kourtney, 39, both live in exclusive Calabasas, near their mother Kris Jenner and brother Rob.
Kourtney left her Calabasas home and placed an Instagram photo of suitcases in her car while she was staying at Sister Kendall Jenner's home in Beverly Hills and joking that she was overloading her pantry for food.
Kim Kardashian has asked her fans to 'pray for Calabasas' after the reality TV star was 'evacuated' from her home due to wildfires. She shared the photo above with her three kids [L-R] North, Chicago and Saint last night
She wrote next to the photo: "I pray that everyone will be kept safe and protected from these fires." No Calabasas tonight. "
Kris Jenner's upmarket Hidden Hills neighborhood was evacuated, but she was also not at her $9.9m home as the drama unfolded as she was watching daughter, Kendall, take to the catwalk and star in the Victoria Secrets fashion show in New York.
Kylie was not in California at the time because she supported friend Travis Scott during his Astroworld tour in Baltimore, Maryland.
Khloe Kardashian revealed that she and daughter True were staying with Rob Kardashian and his daughter Dream, who live near Kris, but were not expelled from their homes.
She twittered last night: & # 39; I'm at Rob, Dream and True and I'm on duty! Speak prayer and thank all brave firefighters who risk their lives for us. & # 39;
Reporting by Chris Dyer for MailOnline
On Friday officials confirmed that five people had been found dead in their vehicles after having been burnt alive by ferocious flames in Northern California's Camp Fire.
In the northern part of the state, the town of Paradise has been 'pretty much destroyed' by a raging wildfire that forced some 27,000 terrified residents to flee their homes.
All of the city's 27,000 residents were ordered to evacuate on Thursday as the wildfire quickly turned into an inferno.
Many residents said traffic jams developed as they left as panicked people fled, some abandoning their cars to try to escape on foot.
Evacuees were seen clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the blaze that engulfed the town, destroying hundreds of buildings and causing highway pylons to collapse into roads.
One witness describes Gina Oviedo as a devastating scene when she fled the city when the flames took over and said: & # 39; Things began to explode. Mensen begonnen uit hun voertuigen te komen en te rennen. & # 39;
A crew of the ABC news caught the firenado & # 39; in action when forest fires were swept by Butte County in southern California
Officials say that almost every structure in Paradise has been destroyed by uncontrolled flames and that probably several people have died. Depicted are the remains of the Blackbear Diner as fire overflowing, with a hospital, a petrol station and dozens of houses
Some 2,000 firefighters are working to bring the Camp Fire under control as it ravages Butte County north of Sacramento
Embers blow in the wind while the flames of the campfire tear through a KFC restaurant in Paradise on Thursday
A house burns in Paradise on the ground while the Campfire quadrupled in size in the course of Thursday night and burned down 110 square miles
California Highway Patrol officers attempt to transfer a potbelly pig they rescued to Butte County Animal control officers in Paradise, as the Camp Fire continues to burn out of control through the region
Paradise resident Cathy Fallonstands near the charred remains of her home. 'I'll be darned if I'm going to let those horses burn in the fire' said Fallon, who stayed on her property to protect her 14 horses, 'It has to be true love.' The horses all survived
An American flag stands above the smoldering ground outside a house in paradise after the campfire was passed
'Ominous' piece of burnt paper descends from sky amid fast-moving California blaze
As a vicious wildfire rages through Northern California, the warning to flee came to one woman in the form of a small 'ominous' piece of charred paper that descended from the sky.
Nicole Kowalczyke, of Chico, said she stepped outside her home on Thursday around 9am to assess the menacing cloud of black smoke taking over the sky about 10 miles away from her home.
As she stood outside the single piece of burnt parchment floated down from above.
'I thought, "If this is a piece of the Bible, this is going to be crazy,"' she said to the San Francisco Gate. 'It looked very ominous. It was kind of a like a leaf…how they fall down.'
Nicole Kowalczyke, of Chico, shared this photo of a charred piece of paper that descended from the blackened sky on Thursday, near the Camp Fire blaze
But upon a closer look she said the singed piece of paper appeared to be from a fire manual and included information about fire hose pressure.
She shared it to social media where writing: 'I was standing outside looking at the smoke in the sky with the #campfire near my office and this fell out of the sky.'
The picture racked up more than 500 likes with some Twitter users saying the paper looked like a 'holy message'.
'Wow. At least it's not a piece of a page from the #Bible. Then, I would be getting in my vehicle and heading for the ocean…' twitter user David Nyro wrote.
'Dang…don't scare me….there for a minute, I thought it was the Constitution,' one Twitter user wrote.
'That's a poignant photo. Hope you aren't too close,' another added.
'This is disconcerting to see. Burned debris falling from sky from #CampFire is a page from a fire truck manual,' yet another Twitter fan said.
Some online users said they had eerily similar incidents happen to them.
'I'll never forget that happening years ago during the huge Oakland fires. Just heartbreaking,' Twitter user Kim O'Connor said.
'I had a VERY similar thing happen to me during the Carr Fire a few months ago in Redding. The page was from a Self Help/Inspirational book, but nearly the whole page fell at my feet during the fire tornado.'
Meanwhile, families in search of missing loved ones have received aid from an unlikely source: actor James Woods.
The award-winning actor has filled his Twitter page -@RealJamesWoods – with retweets of nearly 20 posts from relatives pleading for information about their missing loved ones.
Woods tweeted: 'To all my wonderful followers: I want to thank you for your extraordinary efforts tonight connecting people with lost loved ones in the terrible #CampFire. Your thousands of retweets of invaluable information literally saved lives. God bless you all.'
At the top of the profile Woods pinned a link to a running list of missing persons, which stood at a total of 40 as of 10am PST Friday morning.
The award-winning actor has retweeted nearly 20 posts from relatives pleading for information about loved ones
Actor James Woods has been helping families in search of loved ones caught up in the Camp Fire by turning his Twitter account – @RealJamesWoods – into a missing persons database