Malibu Evacuated Over Southern California Wildfires

Malibu Evacuated Over Southern California Wildfires

Malibu Evacuated Over Southern California Wildfires

The entire City of Malibu was ordered evacuated early Friday as a ferocious Southern California’s wildfire roared toward the beachside community that is home for many Hollywood celebrities.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire raging through the Santa Monica Mountains was headed to the ocean. Malibu has about 13,000 residents and lies along 21 miles (34 kilometers) of coast at the southern foot of the mountain range.

“Imminent threat!” the department said in its warning.

The erupted Thursday near the northwest corner of the city of Los Angeles as the region’s notorious Santa Ana winds gusted, triggering overnight evacuations of an estimated 75,000 homes in western Los Angeles County and eastern Ventura County.

The fire then pushed southward, jumped the wide U.S. 101 freeway before dawn Friday and pushed into the Santa Monica range.

Another fire was burning farther west in Ventura County, also moving toward the ocean.

Cal Fire officials said that the strong winds that have been fueling the fires are expected to decrease a bit on Friday, but there’s no chance of “significant rainfall” in sight.

Here is a list of the main fires burning in California, as follows:

Camp Fire, Butte County
Paradise
• 70,000 acres, 5% contained
• Evacuations and road closures in effect
• CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4 (Russell) assigned

Hill Fire, Ventura County
Santa Rosa Valley
• 6,000 acres, 0% contained
• Evacuations and road closures in effect
• CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 (Bravo) assigned

Nurse Fire, Solano County
Suisun City
• 1,500 acres

Woolsey Fire, Ventura County
South of Simi Valley
• 8,000 acres, 0% contained

Brushy Fire, Mendocino County
West of Covelo
• 35 acres, N/A% contained

Rincon Fire, Santa Cruz County 
North of Santa Cruz
• 17 acres, 90% contained

Stay tuned…

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