An 8,000-acre fire in Northern California's Butte County forced thousands to evacuate from their homes, hospitals and schools on Thursday.
The fire started early Thursday.
Four of the hospital's employees were briefly trapped in the basement and rescued by California Highway Patrol officers, Kinney said.
So far there have been no reported deaths due to the blaze.
California wildfires are burning again, with the Camp Fire near Chico the latest large fire to erupt in Northern California.
He is confirming reports that people had to abandon their vehicles as they try to flee the fast-moving fire.
Residents of Butte County ― and particularly Paradise, California, and its surrounding towns ― have been ordered to evacuate and take shelter in local churches in the neighboring town of Chico.
"This Fire is very risky, please evacuate if asked to do so!" the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) tweeted.
Thousands are also without power in the region, which is just north of Sacramento.
One Paradise resident who fled the encroaching blaze told the Bee: "It was so hot. You could feel it".
Shary Bernacett said she and her husband tried to get people to leave the mobile home park they manage in Paradise and had minutes to evacuate as flames reached the east side of the town.
Google Maps continues to update its 2018 California fire map on the various blazes, as well as a Google Crisis Map with information about specific California wildfires including the Camp Fire. Officials have put most of Northern California is under a Red Flag Warning, which means "extreme fire behaviour" can occur within 24 hours.
A smoke advisory has also been issued for the San Francisco area through Friday. "The mass population is trying to be evacuated at once, a fast-moving fire, trying to get everybody evacuated on the roads, a lot of congestion, traffic accidents".
Resident Shari Bernacett told the Associated Press she "knocked on doors, yelled and screamed" to get mobile home residents in her area to leave as fire consumed the hillside.
"The whole hill's on fire", she said while crying. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which was finally contained in August at more than 410,000 acres, ended up being the largest complex fire in recorded California history.