Tens of thousands of people are under mandatory evacuation orders and Palley says that the fires in the Santa Monica Mountains, above Malibu, have developed so fast that numerous roads there have become impassable even to firefighters.
OES Director Mark Ghilarducci said in Friday's press briefing that state agencies are still working toward assessments of damage and losses.
The Ventura County FD PIO said at about 1 a.m. Friday that multiple structures were burning near Erbes Road and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks.
Early Friday the Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted that the fire was headed to the ocean, declaring: "Imminent threat!"
Calabasas city officials advised residents not under mandatory evacuation orders to prepare to leave by gathering their IDs, medications, important documents, emergency supplies and a change of clothes.
Thousands were evacuated, including from schools and hospitals.
The 20,000 acre (8,100 hectare) Camp Fire, which started on Thursday near Camp Creek, is being driven west by 35 miles per hour (56 kmh) winds, fire officials said.
A firefighter keeps watch as the wildfire burns a home near Malibu Lake in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.
As of Thursday evening, it was burning above Cal State University Channel Islands, in the footprint of the 2013 Springs Fire which burned 24,000 acres. With flames bearing down, firefighters carried people from homes and put them in empty seats of their neighbors' cars, said Carol Napoli, 74.
That fire - which ignited in Woolsey Canyon east of Simi Valley on Thursday - was burning toward Malibu on Friday.
Wildfires raging west of Los Angeles have forced school closures.
The flames are being driven by Southern California's notorious Santa Ana winds, which blow from the northeast toward the coast.
The Woolsey blaze shut down 101 Freeway after causing the evacuations of 75,000 homes in parts of Thousands Oaks in northwest Los Angeles, the site of a shooting massacre by a former U.S. marine this week.
In the San Francisco Bay area, some 180 miles away from Paradise, locals have been encouraged to stay indoors due to worsening air quality caused by smoke from the fire.
"The town is devastated, everything is destroyed", California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Capt. Scott McLean told NBC News. Residents struggling to cope with that tragedy are now confronted with another disaster, the Los Angeles Times reported.
FOX 11 reporter Gina Silva stood by with residents as the fire moved in on their Westlake Village homes.