But an expected narrow window of calm is giving firefighters hope of slowing the flames that have marched a path of destruction toward the sea, burning everything from mobile homes to mansions.
It was unclear how many homes were lost as the fire relentlessly advanced, but on-scene crews reported dozens of structures burning in various canyons.
No injuries were officially reported, but sheriff's detectives Saturday are investigating the discovery of two bodies in the 33000 block of Mulholland Highway, but could not confirm whether the deaths were fire-related.
On Friday, the massive blaze spread north, prompting officials to order the evacuation of Stirling City and Inskip, two communities north of Paradise along the Sierra Nevada foothills.
- Officials said there have been two incidents of looting as the 70,000-acre Woolsey Fire continues to burn through Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Wildfires also erupted in Southern California, with reports early Friday of two large fires scorching about 23 square miles (60 square kilometers) and threatening numerous communities.
"I heard the flames have hit our property at our home in Hidden Hills but now are more contained and have stopped at the moment", she said on Twitter. That fire grew quickly, torching 20,000 acres in less than 14 hours.
McGregor said he probably would not rebuild: "I have nothing here to go back to". Three more were found outside a residence, and one inside a house.
All 52 horses survived, after a wild scramble to save them.
Five of the dead panicked when they couldn't escape by vehicle because their route was cut off by a wall of fire, said Gabriel Fallon, who rode out the blaze with his parents to care for the horses, cows and livestock on their 10-acre farm in Paradise.
In the south, flames leapt and raged from Thousand Oaks south through the northwestern San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles and appeared headed inexorably towards the Pacific Ocean.
The second image, captured by NASA's Terra satellite, gives a better sense of the scope of the Camp Fire in relation to the state. "Her son said, "Mom you have to, you have to drive through the flames". And it burned everything.
An additional search and recovery team on top of the four already on the ground was being brought in to search for remains, Honea said.
The hardest to lose were the photos and the mementos handed down through the family - a cigar box that belonged to his great-grandfather; the handcuffs his father carried in World War II. "The town is devastated, everything is destroyed", he said. "Still a little bit numb".
These numbers make it one of the most destructive blazes in state history, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire protection data.
A helicopter drops water on a brush fire behind homes during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018.