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Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

The monster wildfires still burned out of control on Saturday in northern and southern California, after killing at least nine people, who were found dead in vehicles torched by the flames.

A trio of rapidly expanding wildfires are burning in California, marking the latest in a string of harrowing climate-related disasters in America.

There has been much damage from the fire, especially in Paradise, but the blaze is so severe firefighters aren't even able to gauge just how bad the destruction is.

Numerous dead are people who were in their cars attempting to flee the racing flames. That helped double the size of the Woolsey Fire to 8 000 acres (3238 hectares), fire officials said.

Overnight, three rapid-moving fires spreading across California have destroyed thousands of structures and forced the evacuation of an estimated 157,000 people.

The town saw 6,700 homes and businesses ravaged by the fire, one of the most destructive in state history. "And if you've been told to go, get out of there".

Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate, but there were no injuries to residents or firefighters, said Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief Dave Richardson.

Large animals can be evacuated to the Zuma Beach parking lot in Malibu (30050 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265), and Hansen Dam Equestrian Center (11127 Orcas Ave., Lake View Terrace CA 91342). An unspecified number of homes were destroyed there, according to local media.

The blaze erupted Thursday afternoon in Simi Valley, northeast of Thousand Oaks, not far from where a gunman shot dead 12 people in a mass shooting Wednesday night, spreading quickly, propelled by 70 miles per hour winds. Thousand Oaks is a 30-minute drive north of Malibu.

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"The whole hill's on fire", she said while crying.

"We have received reports of some fatalities. It was the event we have feared for a long time", Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said at a Friday evening news conference.

By Friday morning, a day after the fire broke out along Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road in Butte County, firefighters said about 80 percent of the town, population 26,000, was lost.

The blaze sent residents fleeing, and now threatens the city of Chico, home to 90,000 people.

Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro tweeted that he had evacuated, leaving behind his "Bleak House" museum collection of fantasy and horror memorabilia.

As the Woolsey Fire made its way across Ventura County, it burned around the Santa Susana Field Lab, a site that has been considered "significantly contaminated" by decades of rocket and nuclear reactor testing and a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959.

Current and former residents include Barbra Streisand, Cher, Tom Hanks, Judd Apatow and Britney Spears. "They were going off like bombs", said Karen Auday, who escaped to a nearby town.

Milano, a leading force in the #MeToo social movement against sexual harassment, asked for help getting five horses out of the area.

U.S. media reports that schools have also been closed and evacuated due to the fire, and animals have been moved out of the LA Zoo in Griffith Park. Ninety-nine homes were destroyed in the same area in 1956.

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