Investigators with the Butte County Sheriff's Office located the five fatalities in the area of Edgewood Lane in Paradise town of about 30,000 people in Butte County, about 130 km north of California State's capital Sacramento.
Authorities fear the fire, fueled by strong winds, could reach Chico - a city of 90,000 people where many Butte County families already have evacuated to shelters.
The Woolsey fire had grown to almost 14,000 acres (56 square km), while the Hill fire swept 6,100 acres (25 square km).
The Woolsey Fire made a destructive march through Ventura County on Thursday, destroying numerous suburban homes, closing freeways and causing whole cities from Calabasas and Thousand Oaks to Malibu to be evacuated.
"We never heard from them again", Lee said.
Gov. -elect Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation Friday for L.A. and Ventura counties.
A total of 6,453 homes had been destroyed in Paradise and elsewhere, Honea said, along with 260 commercial buildings.
Firefighter Adrien Mahnke pauses while battling the Camp Fire as it tears through Paradise, Calif., on November 8, 2018. "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!", he added. The two other fires are smaller in size and have hit the southern part of the state.
The deployment of Utah firefighters comes on the heels of the tragic loss of Draper Battalion Chief Matt "Matty" Burchett, 42, a veteran firefighter with Draper and the Unified Fire Authority, who was killed in August while helping battle the Mendocino Fire.
Millions of Californians remain under a "red flag" warning for conditions both ripe for fires and unhealthy air conditions. "And it moved very, very quickly from a rather remote area to populated areas". Fleeing residents jammed Pacific Coast Highway in a procession that crept along as smoke billowed overhead and mansions on the hills went up in flames. Cars and trucks, some with trailers attached, were left on the roadside as evacuees ran for their lives, said Bass, the police officer.
"We drove through flames to get out. It's like we're all walking around kind of in a trance". The crew, which is certified to fight fires around the nation, has been working since the spring, said Utah County Fire Capt. Jamie Nelson. Evacuation orders included the entire city of Malibu.
Meanwhile, in the south of the state, the Woolsey Fire east of Los Angeles has scorched over 10,000 acres, tearing through the town of Thousand Oaks and forcing at least 75,000 residents to evacuate.
The Camp Fire ignited Thursday and evolved into the most fierce of the wind-driven fires in what has been one of the worst years for wildfires in California.
In Southern California, a pair of wildfires forced the evacuation of tens of thousands, including the city of Malibu.
Christy Dawn Little abandoned her Oak Park home, northeast of Thousand Oaks, around 11 p.m. PT.
The fire had jumped Highway 101 in several places, including Calabasas and Agoura Hills, and was moving southwards toward coastal Malibu, Malibu Search and Rescue said in a post on Twitter. "There's pretty much complete devastation in that community-entire streets where houses are wiped out".
Malibu is one of the most in-demand locations in California for Hollywood stars seeking privacy and luxury, and has been home to Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt and a host of other celebrities.