The Latest: Patients fled hospital in N. California fire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

A surgical nurse who flamed from a Northern California hospital with a wildfire roaring nearby

Nichole Jolly said Friday that she helped evacuate patients Thursday from Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in the town of Paradise, where at least five people died.

When she tried to leave, she got stuck in the firestorm.

She said firefighters extinguished her pants, covered her in the fire blanket and brought her back to the hospital.

Scorched vehicles line at a wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif., On Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo / Noah Berger)

Scorched vehicles line at a wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif., On Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo / Noah Berger)

Scorched vehicles line at a wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif., On Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo / Noah Berger)

She said doctors extinguished burning trees around the hospital.

Jolly eventually escaped the town.

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1:20 pm

Nurses and patients have recoated their dramatic escapes from a hospital in a Northern California town that was devastated by a ferocious wildfire.

Nurse Darrel Wilken told the Chico Enterprise – Friday night in the town of Paradise.

Wilken said he was in critical condition. He says he battled a gridlocked traffic on a road surrounded by both sides by fire.

Paradise resident Cody Knowles said his wife, Francine, was having gallbladder surgery Thursday morning.

When the evacuation was announced, she was still asleep from anesthesia. He waited until a hospital employee's car.

The hospital says it evacuated 60 patients to other facilities.

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1:10 pm

A road into a California town devastated by the wildfire is eerily deserted.

There were no signs of life except for the occasional chirping of a bird. A thick, yellow haze from the wildfire hung in the air and gave the appearance of twilight in the middle of the day.

Strong winds had blown the blackened needles on some evergreens straight to one side. Open burned on the shoulder.

Five people have been found in Paradise from the fire, and sheriff's officials say they are investigating additional reports of fatalities. Thousands of buildings were destroyed.

The town of 27,000 about 180 miles (289 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco was completely evacuated.

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1 p.m.

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has tweeted that Southern California's huge wildfire has apparently destroyed the TV and movie production at the historic Paramount Ranch.

The National Park Service says it has no details or photos but the structures that formed

The park service says the ranch is being served from 1938's "The Adventures of Marco Polo" to TV's "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," and the more recent shows "The Mentalist" and "Weeds."

Western Town was specifically for TV productions in the 1950s and "The Cisco Kid" and "Dick Powell's Zane Gray Theater."

Los Angeles dates to 1927 when Paramount Pictures leased the ranch and started making films there.

Filming continued. It was acquired by the National Park Service in 1980 but has continued to function as a filming location.

Visitors can stroll through Western Town while hiking or ride through on horseback.

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12:10 pm

A Northern California sheriff says it's a wildfire.

Five people were found in vehicles Friday but Butte County Sheriff Korey Honea told television stations KHSL / KNVN in Chico that additional reports are being investigated.

Honea said flames and downed power lines in Paradise.

The five victims were found to be in vehicles in the same area of ​​the town.

Thousands of buildings were destroyed in Paradise, about 180 miles (289 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.

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11:35 am.m.

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A city-wide evacuation was ordered early Friday and then was scaled back.

But it has been extended to include all of Malibu, a city of about 13,000 stretching along 21 miles (34 kilometers) of coast west of Los Angeles.

Traffic is jammed on sections of the Pacific Coast Highway.

Some residents have evacuated to the parking lot of Zuma Beach.

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11:25 am.m.

In Northern California, university has closed its campus and canceled weekend events because of a fast-burning wildfire.

But officials with California State University, Chico posted on Twitter Friday that the campus is not undergoing evacuation.

Chico city limits and is moving away.

Chico has a population of about 93,000 people and is 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of the town of Paradise.

Paradise is 180 miles (289 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco and the drifting smoke from the fire has made the air unhealthy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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11:20 am.m.

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Friday morning to reunite with relatives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She says she's been sheltered in their car. Early Friday, they are drove out of town and made contact with relatives.

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11:15 am.m.

Sheriff's officials in Northern California say the five people found in vehicles torched by a wildfire's flames could not be recognized because of the burns they suffered.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office said Friday that autopsies will be conducted.

Officials say the victims were found in the same area in the town of Paradise, near the main thoroughfare heading out of the town that was consumed by flames.

27,000 residents were ordered to evacuate on Thursday as the wildfire quickly turned into an inferno.

Many people said traffic as they leave as panicked people fled, some abandoning their cars.

Grown up to 110 square miles (285 square kilometers).

Paradise is 180 miles (289 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.

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11 a.m.

Northern California officials say investigators found five people who were torched by the flames of a ferocious wildfire.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office said Friday the victims were found in the same area in the town of Paradise.

Grown up to 110 square miles (285 square kilometers).

Paradise is 180 miles (289 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.

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10:20 am.m.

A California National Guard official says 100 soldiers are being sent to Northern California to help evacuate people from a wildfire.

Maj. Gen. David Baldwin says other military personnel are studying satellite imagery to assess the scope of the damage and map the fire.

The Northern California town of Paradise has grown to nearly 110 square miles (285 square kilometers).

Paradise is 180 miles (289 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.

Smoke from the fire has made the air unhealthy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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10:10 am.m.

Fire officials say evacuations two to a raging Southern California wildfire is expected to be about 148,000.

The so-called Woolsey Fire has survived 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) Friday morning and is continuing to grow.

Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief Dave Richardson says 45,000 people in Ventura County and 43,000 more in Los Angeles County were ordered to be evacuated overnight.

Richardson estimates another 60,000 people will have been evacuated because the fire jumped U.S. 101 early friday and is pushing toward the coast.

He says the fire's peace forced firefighters to focus on life-protection rather than saving structures and expects that to be be-determined.

A firefighting adventure in Ventura County, but has slowed since reaching the fire.

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10 a.m.

A California fire official says six major fires are burning around the state, and recognizing three of them as "critical."

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott said Friday firefighters are focused on saving lives and are still rescuing people from fires.

The city of Paradise has grown to nearly 110 square miles (285 square kilometers).

Another fire northwest of Los Angeles has been swept southward towards the ocean.

Evacuation orders were issued for residents of the beachside community of Malibu.

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9:55 am.m.

83-year-old mother, who lives in the California town of Magalia near the devastated town of Paradise.

Diane Forsman says Jean Forsman can not walk and is on oxygen.

She says: "We're trying to stay hopeful until we get word." We do not know what the outcome will be. "

She and her brother posted on Facebook and Twitter Thursday if anyone had seen their mother. They tried calling 911 and other numbers. They had a list of 300 to 400 welfare checks to do.

Finally they got word through Facebook that someone in her neighborhood had picked up a disabled woman but they have not been able to confirm it's their mom.

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9:40 am.m.

The director of the California Governor's Office of the Emergency Services says fires across California have forced 157,000 people from their homes.

Mark Ghilarducci provided the figure at a news briefing on Friday.

Fires are burning in Northern and Southern California.

The city of Paradise has grown to nearly 110 square miles (285 square kilometers).

Another fire northwest of Los Angeles has been swept southward towards the ocean. Evacuation orders were issued for residents of the beachside community of Malibu

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9:30 a.m.

The director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services says a fire in Northern California has claimed lives.

Mark Ghilarducci said Friday the number of deaths was not known. He said there are also injuries.

He says the magnitude of the destruction is unbelievable and heartbreaking.

The city of Paradise has grown to nearly 110 square miles (285 square kilometers).

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9:15 am.m.

Some people who escaped to roaring wildfire in northern California spent the night at a church in the nearby city of Chico.

Sat in a terrifying gridlock.

27,000 residents decide to leave at once.

Some of them crashing and crashing into each other.

Propane tanks on their property and the tanks were exploding.

Resident Karen Auday says "they were going off like bombs."

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8:45 am.m.

San Francisco Bay Area Authorities in the San Francisco Bay area as smoke from a massive wildfire drifts south, polluting the air.

The town of Paradise, 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco, was destroyed by the charles 110 square miles (285 square kilometers). At least 40,000 people have been displaced.

The air in San Francisco is smoking and is overwhelming, prompting officials to declare air quality unhealthy.

They are advising older people and children to move physical activities indoors.

All people are encouraged to limit their outdoor activities.

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8:25 a.m.

The city of Malibu has reduced the scope to a mandatory evacuation order.

Malibu officials initially said to be an area that is also the western two-thirds of the community.

The fire erupted Thursday northwest of Los Angeles and has been swept southward towards the ocean.

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8:20 a.m.

A fire official says in Northern California it's a wildfire has put 15,000 homes and 2,000 commercial buildings at "imminent danger of burning."

Capt. Koby Johns of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection He described those numbers as "very elastic."

Johns says heavy winds continue to drive the fire but winds are expected to ease Friday afternoon, which could give firefighters an opportunity to start containing it.

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7:50 a.m.

A California fire official says a blaze in Northern California nearly quadrupled in size overnight.

Capt. Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire near the town of Paradise has grown to nearly 110 square miles (285 square kilometers).

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7:25 a.m.

Southern California wildfire has triggered a mandatory evacuation order for the entire beachside city of Malibu.

Thursday night of Los Angeles and roared southward, jumping the U.S. 101 freeway early friday and sweeping into the Santa Monica Mountains.

Malibu has about 13,000 residents and lies along 21 miles (34 kilometers) of coast at the southern foot of the mountain range.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department tweets that the fire is headed to the ocean, punctuating the message with the declaration: "Imminent threat!"

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7:15 am.m.

Officials in Northern California say a wildfire that devastated a town of 27,000 is moving to the north of the Sierra Nevada foothill communities to leave their homes.

The Butte County Sheriff 's Office says to be released Friday for the small communities of Stirling City and Inskip, north of Paradise, where thousands of homes were destroyed.

Cal Fire Capt. Bill Murphy says winds are in the valley but they are "shifting, erratic winds" with speeds of up to 45 miles per hour (72 kph) along ridge tops.

The blaze that started Thursday morning of Paradise.

It reached the edge of Chico, a city of 90,000 people Thursday night. Murphy says firefighters were able to stop the fire at the edge of the city, where evacuation orders stayed in place.

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7 a.m.

Wildfires west of Los Angeles have forced school closures.

Pepperdine University has canceled classes at its Malibu and Calabasas campuses. The Calabasas campus is also evacuated.

Malibu public schools are also closed.

Ventura County, Moorpark College is closed to the impacts of the fire and Wednesday night's deadly mass shooting in the nearby Thousand Oaks.

California Lutheran University had already canceled Friday classes two to the shooting. Cal Lutheran says its Thousand Oaks campus is not under evacuation orders.

The Thousand Oaks-Conejo Valley area Unified School District also has closed all its schools.

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6:30 a.m.

Two wildfires raging west of los angeles have to leave their homes.

Say "Ventura County fire departments" say "multiple buildings" have been damaged or damaged.

The flames are being driven by Southern California's notorious Santa Ana winds, which blow from the northeast to the coast.

Both fires erupted Thursday afternoon and have grown rapidly.

Los Angeles has roared westward, jumped U.S. 101 in the Calabasas area and is surging up the Santa Monica Mountains.

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6:15 am.m.

Chica, which is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from a town where thousands of buildings were destroyed by a fast-moving wildfire.

Capt. Chico, a city of about 90,000 people, Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Authorities have said that at least two firefighters and multiple residents were injured in Paradise. McLean said Friday morning that he had no immediate update on injuries.

He says strong winds made it difficult for aircraft to drop effectively.

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12 a.m.

A fast-moving wildfire that ravaged in Northern California town.

A Cal Fire official said thousands of structures were destroyed.

Harrowing tales of escape and heroic rescues emerged from Paradise, where the entire community of 27,000 was ordered to be evacuated. Witnesses reported seeing homes, supermarkets, businesses, restaurants, schools and retirement home up in flames.

In a rural area. By nightfall, it was consumed more than 28 square miles and was raging out of control.

Authorities say at least two firefighters and multiple residents were injured.

Firefighters push a car from home to Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Firefighters push a car from home to Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Firefighters push a car from home to Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

A burned out car sits on the side of the road in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, after a wildfire swept through the area. (AP Photo / Gillian Flaccus)

A burned out car sits on the side of the road in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, after a wildfire swept through the area. (AP Photo / Gillian Flaccus)

A burned out car sits on the side of the road in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, after a wildfire swept through the area. (AP Photo / Gillian Flaccus)

Officer Randy Law tends to a rescued horse as a wildfire burns in Paradise, Calif., On Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo / Noah Berger)

Officer Randy Law tends to a rescued horse as a wildfire burns in Paradise, Calif., On Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo / Noah Berger)

Officer Randy Law tends to a rescued horse as a wildfire burns in Paradise, Calif., On Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo / Noah Berger)

Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About two-thirds of the city of Malibu was ordered early Friday as a ferocious wildfire near the beachside community that is home to about 13,000 residents, some of them Hollywood celebrities. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About two-thirds of the city of Malibu was ordered early Friday as a ferocious wildfire near the beachside community that is home to about 13,000 residents, some of them Hollywood celebrities. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About two-thirds of the city of Malibu was ordered early Friday as a ferocious wildfire near the beachside community that is home to about 13,000 residents, some of them Hollywood celebrities. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

A burned out car sits on the side of the road in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, after a wildfire swept through the area. (AP Photo / Gillian Flaccus)

A burned out car sits on the side of the road in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, after a wildfire swept through the area. (AP Photo / Gillian Flaccus)

A burned out car sits on the side of the road in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, after a wildfire swept through the area. (AP Photo / Gillian Flaccus)

A wildfire burns a structure near Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About two-thirds of the city of Malibu was ordered early Friday as a ferocious wildfire near the beachside community that is home to about 13,000 residents, some of them Hollywood celebrities. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

A wildfire burns a structure near Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About two-thirds of the city of Malibu was ordered early Friday as a ferocious wildfire near the beachside community that is home to about 13,000 residents, some of them Hollywood celebrities. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

A wildfire burns a structure near Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About two-thirds of the city of Malibu was ordered early Friday as a ferocious wildfire near the beachside community that is home to about 13,000 residents, some of them Hollywood celebrities. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About two-thirds of the city of Malibu was ordered early Friday as a ferocious wildfire near the beachside community that is home to about 13,000 residents, some of them Hollywood celebrities. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About two-thirds of the city of Malibu was ordered early Friday as a ferocious wildfire near the beachside community that is home to about 13,000 residents, some of them Hollywood celebrities. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About two-thirds of the city of Malibu was ordered early Friday as a ferocious wildfire near the beachside community that is home to about 13,000 residents, some of them Hollywood celebrities. (AP Photo / Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Sonoma Valley firefighters inspect burned out to be sure they are clear of human remains following fire through a neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo / John Locher)

Sonoma Valley firefighters inspect burned out to be sure they are clear of human remains following fire through a neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo / John Locher)

Sonoma Valley firefighters inspect burned out to be sure they are clear of human remains following fire through a neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo / John Locher)

Larry Marple, right, accompanied by his son, Rod Marple, looks over the burned remains of his home, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, which was destroyed by a wildfire that swept through the area on Thursday, in Paradise, Calif. . (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli)

Larry Marple, right, accompanied by his son, Rod Marple, looks over the burned remains of his home, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, which was destroyed by a wildfire that swept through the area on Thursday, in Paradise, Calif. . (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli)

Larry Marple, right, accompanied by his son, Rod Marple, looks over the burned remains of his home, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, which was destroyed by a wildfire that swept through the area on Thursday, in Paradise, Calif. . (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli)

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