75,000 homes evacuated as three wildfires rage across California leaving behind a trail of destruction

Three wind-whipped wildfires burned in California on Friday and the flames are being driven south towards coastal Malibu


                            75,000 homes evacuated as three wildfires rage across California leaving behind a trail of destruction

Camp Fire has charred 18,000 acres in a matter of hours

A home burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the rapidly spreading Camp Fire has ripped through the town of Paradise. (Getty Images)

The fires are being fueled by high winds and low humidity

Firefighters try to save a building as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. The fire ignited Thursday afternoon south of the city of Simi Valley, Ventura County officials said. (Getty Images)

Flames were being driven westward by 35-mile-per hour winds

A plume of smoke rises above the Camp Fire as it moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. The fire began early on Thursday and was the fiercest of several wind-driven blazes across California, in one of the worst years for wildfires in the state. (Getty Images)

Evacuation centres were issuing protective masks for citizens

Hospital workers and first responders evacuate patients from the Feather River Hospital as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. (Getty Images)

Camp Fire has more than tripled in size and was 5 percent contained

A home burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. The blaze advanced rapidly to the outskirts of the city of Chico early on Friday, forcing thousands to flee after it left the nearby town of Paradise in ruins, Cal Fire said. (Getty Images)

93,000 people have been asked to evacuate their home

A business burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. The Chico Fire Department said: “Firefighters continue to actively engage the fire in order to protect life and property.” (Getty Images)

An unspecified number of civilians and firefighters were injured

A business burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. “The town is devastated, everything is destroyed,” said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesman Scott Maclean. Maclean said an as-yet unspecified number of civilians and firefighters were injured and it could be days before authorities learn of any fatalities. (Getty Images)

Toxic smoke could be seen from San Francisco

A business burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. The Camp Fire exploded in intensity, filling the sky with toxic smoke that could be seen from San Francisco, which is nearly 150 miles away. (Getty Images)

Residents forced to abandon vehicles and run from the flames

A mailbox with flames painted on it is posted in front of a burning home as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. In Paradise, located on a ridge and with limited escape routes, traffic accidents turned roads into gridlock. That prompted residents to abandon their vehicles and run from the flames, carrying children and pets, officials said. (Getty Images)

Mandatory evacuation orders in effect

The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the west valley area on November 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. Strong winds were expected in the mountains and valleys of Ventura County and in coastal areas, the NWS said. Those winds had already help double the size of the Woolsey Fire to 8,000 acres, fire officials said. (Getty Images)