OROVILLE (CBS13) — All schools in Butte County will be closed on Friday as a result of the Camp Fire.

The fire exploded in size after it was spotted on Thursday morning and continues to grow. Smoke from the flames has spread throughout Northern California.

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The school closures cover all districts in the county, including those in Paradise, Chico, Oroville and the Butte County Office of Education as well.

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The schools will also be closed on Monday in commemoration of the Veterans Day holiday, which falls on Sunday this year.