About two-thirds of the 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. There are Red Flag warnings in effect for parts of Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
However there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.
Dettorre is concerned that as the fire crosses the freeway "it will make its historic and typical run all the way down Pacific Coast Highway".
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Another blaze in northern California has destroyed one town and is threatening another, officials say. Los Angeles is prone to natural disasters as earthquakes are expected in the region, but with the drought this year and mighty fires, it's becoming even more risky to live in the area.
U.S. media reports that schools have also been closed and evacuated due to the fire, and animals have been moved out of the LA Zoo in Griffith Park. "I pray everyone is safe", she wrote.
Friday morning the fire was burning to the outer edges of Chico, a city of 93,000 people about a 90-mile drive north of Sacramento. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP) The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the west valley area on November 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch, California. The Calabasas campus is also evacuated. Evacuating residents were being directed south of PCH toward Santa Monica, creating a snarl of vehicles along the normally scenic coastal route.
The director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services told AP that the fire has claimed lives, but that the number of deaths is still unknown. The highway is expected to remain closed Friday morning, Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said. The fast-moving Woolsey Fire had burned more than 14,000 acres Friday.
The fire is just one of a handful roaring across the state, forcing mass evacuations - including much of the city of Malibu - and panic.
Driven by 50 to 60 miles per hour wind gusts the brush fire is zero percent contained and also jumped Highway 101 near Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills on Friday morning.