According to Cal Fire, the Camp Fire has grown to 105,000 acres and is 20 percent contained.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed 14 additional fatalities due to the Camp Fire, bringing the official death toll to 25.

15,000 structures remain threaten, 6,453 single residences have been destroyed, and 260 commercial structures have been lost, reported by KRCR News.

Cal Fire says strong winds are expected Saturday evening posing a concern for firefighters.

The White House said in a statement late on Friday as the death toll in the fires rose to nine people.

“Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from wildfires beginning on November 8, 2018, and continuing” 

Meanwhile, Butte county authorities said late on Friday that around 52,000 people have been evacuated due to the disaster, dubbed the Camp Fire. Moreover, the fire has destroyed over 6,000 structures in the area, according to the official figures.

“It’s my sad duty to report that we now can confirm a total of nine fatalities,” Butte county Sheriff Kory Honea said during a Friday press conference whose video was published on the sheriff’s Facebook. The Camp Fire exploded on Thursday quickly spreading across California.

Additionally, the San Francisco Chronicle has called the Camp Fire the most destructive wildfire in California’s history.

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