Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate the areas of northern California as the fast-moving inferno exploded in size on Thursday, spreading towards several towns in Sierra foothills.
According to reports, the camp fire started early on Thursday near Camp Creek and strong winds and dry forests acted as major contributors to its explosion.
According to a statement by California Department of forestry and fire protection, the blaze destroyed an unknown number of structures and injured some civilians, but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.
According to eyewitnesses, as some people fled in cars, some abandoned their vehicles as they tried to escape from the clutches of flames, holding on to their pets and babies.
Another tragedy awaits to happen, as further south in Ventura County, north-east of Los Angeles, strong winds are preventing efforts of firefighters to contain another massive blaze. This is just miles away from the scene of the mass shooting at Thousands Oaks that claimed 12 lives on Wednesday.