Woolsey fire forces evacuation of Malibu

10 November, 2018, 02:30 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Large fire threatens Ventura County communities 101 Freeway closed hundreds evacuated

Earlier, the fire devastated the town of Paradise in the Sierra foothills, home to 26,000 people. By the time a cellphone alert told him to evacuate, the flames were almost upon the trailer park, burning on a hillside.

Caitlyn Jenner's Malibu home has unfortunately burned down in the horrific Woolsey fire raging through Southern California.

Pet owners walked their dogs on Zuma Beach, the winds whipping up the sand around them and fire engine sirens blaring nearby.

The fire also injured three firefighters but the total casualty picture was not yet clear.

"The smoke was getting so thick, it was getting in the house", Mary said.

In the San Francisco Bay area, some 180 miles away from Paradise, locals have been encouraged to stay indoors due to worsening air quality caused by smoke from the fire.

She then called for help in another tweet and asked her fans to give her evacuation updates. "It was just a wall of fire on each side of us, and we could hardly see the road in front of us".

Ellerton, in an email to CNN, said it was unusual to go from covering events related to Wednesday's shooting "to looking up in the afternoon and seeing plumes of smoke".

"It was insane, because when we were sitting in traffic people were panicking", she said. "I am hoping all of these people made it out".


Another blaze in northern California has destroyed one town and is threatening another, officials say. At present, 400 fire personnel are on scene fighting the fire.

Camp Fire in Butte County Red circles on this live-updating map are actively burning areas, as detected by satellite. That's equal to about 60 football fields per minute.

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. Fire engines were not able to reach the fire, and firefighters were forced to hike in on foot and hose down vulnerable areas, while a firefighting helicopter hovered overhead.

"Pretty much the community of Paradise is destroyed, it's that kind of devastation", Cal Fire Capt. Scott McLean said late Thursday.

Within the past 24 hours, the city of Paradise, California has been destroyed and Malibu is under a full, mandatory evacuation.

Mandatory evacuations are in placed for various parts of Los Angeles County as the fire spreads towards the Santa Monica Mountains.

The fire was driven by heavy winds last night.

The Woolsey Fire was originally reported just south of Simi Valley and about 25 miles southwest of Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, where a gunman killed 12 people enjoying country line dancing at college night before killing himself. This isn't the first time a natural disaster threatened her home.

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