California fires: Malibu residents ordered to evacuate

An unknown number of homes and buildings in Paradise have been destroyed by the Camp Fire

Long Beach Fire Department strike team sent to battle Hill Fire in Ventura • Long Beach Post

A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Here are photos, video, and satellite imagery showing just how bad it is.

"Don't. Please do not drive in that area".

This fire quickly spread to cover 10,000 acres, Ventura County Fire Department officials said. It burned in the same path as the 2013 Springs Fire that torched 24,000 acres before running into the Pacific Ocean.

The fire has burned more than 14,000 acres and all of Malibu is under mandatory evacuation.

Thousands were evacuated, including from schools and hospitals. The fires grew to 20,000 acres from 5,000 earlier Thursday. It's going to be a process.

Sherri Pritchard said she only had time to grab a few pictures before fleeing with her family and dogs, even leaving clothes behind.

At 2:04 pm Thursday a brush fire ignited in the area of Hill Canyon in the Santa Rosa Valley, now called the Hill Fire. No injuries have been reported.

The fire had crossed USA 101 a few miles east of Thousand Oaks - the site of Wednesday night's bar shooting massacre - and was headed south to the Pacific coast, in the direction of Malibu Creek State Park, the city of Malibu and Pepperdine University, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Scott Maclean, the state's forestry and fire protection spokesman, said a number of civilians and firefighters had been injured in the fire north of Sacramento but it would be days before the authorities knew whether anyone had died. Pimlott said 40 miles per hour wind started at the outset of the Camp Fire early Thursday. The Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire is headed to the ocean, punctuating the message with the declaration: "Imminent threat!"

Another blaze in northern California has destroyed one town and is threatening another, officials say.

The fire broke out Thursday northwest of Los Angeles and roared southward, jumping the USA 101 freeway early Friday and sweeping into the Santa Monica Mountains. North of Sunset Hills Boulevard, South of Olson Road and west of SR-23.

Hwy 101 northbound is OPEN until you reach Reyes Adobe Road.

Wind gusts of up to 77 miles per hour were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday morning. Residents were advised to avoid canyon roads and use the Pacific Coast Highway as they evacuated. At least 75,000 homes in western Los Angeles and eastern Ventura County were evacuated.

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, which canceled classes Thursday because many of its students frequented Borderline, was closed again Friday because of the Woolsey Fire.

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