As the Camp Fire rages on in the north state, public safety agencies from throughout the region have sent teams to help Butte County in the firefight.

The Camp Fire, which started near the town of Pulga, broke out early Thursday morning and quickly exploded to a 90,000-acre blaze that has nearly leveled the town of Paradise.

According to Cal Fire, an estimated 2,000 structures were destroyed and 15,000 more are threatened. As of the latest report, the fire was 5 percent contained.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said five people were found dead in their burned-out vehicles on Friday and four other fatalities were also confirmed. Additional fatalities reported are yet to be confirmed, according to authorities.

Two Valley-area strike teams — crews of five engines of the same type with common radio communications, a leader and an assistant leader — were deployed to the fire.

Stockton Fire said Friday that it sent a four-person crew in one fire engine as part of one of the two strike teams.

According to the Manteca Fire Department, four firefighters and one of its engine responded to the Camp Fire as part of a strike team that includes engines and staff from Lathrop-Manteca, Tracy, Turlock and Woodbridge fire departments.

The Tracy Fire Department said its crews are working 24-hour shifts along with other agencies from all over the state.

The San Joaquin County Mutual Aid Team has been deployed to the fire, said San Joaquin County sheriff’s Deputy Ezequiel Pena. The team consists of the Sheriff’s Office and the Stockton, Manteca and the Tracy police departments. A total of 17 members from the different agencies are in Butte County, he said.

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office deputies also were deployed Thursday and Friday to help with evacuations and rescues, the agency reported.

“Our community knows the devastation of wildfires and our thoughts are with the victims of this fire and the first responders deployed on the line,” the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office said.