This is near Holy Family Church and the members, who asked me to leave the Church live. Mel Gibson lives in Malibu.
Winds of up to 70mph fueled an explosive fire that burned 8,000-acres, forced 75,000 to evacuate and closed Calabasas and Malibu schools. MORE
CHATSWORTH, CA — Wind gusts of up to 70 miles an hour fueled a fast-moving brushfire that has scorched more than 10,000 acres and is threatening to burn to the ocean at zero percent containment Friday morning. Acting Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the Woolsey and Hill fires, which have destroyed homes and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate.
More than 200,000 people total have been evacuated from their homes, according to KTLA. The fire forced 75,000 people to evacuate overnight west of Chatsworth in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, and nearly the entire city of Malibu was evacuated Friday morning.
Everything West of Malibu Canyon to the Ventura County line is under mandatory evacuation, said Malibu city spokesman Matt Myerhoff. Everything East of Malibu Canyon is under voluntary evacuation, he added.
“This is a very stressful time, our first responders haven’t slept,” a Ventura County fire official said at a press briefing Monday morning. “Throughout the state of California there are fires, so there isn’t as much support as we need, but we’re resilient and the most important thing is just to be safe.”The blaze broke out in Ventura County Thursday night and had scorched 8,000 acres by Friday morning, and was zero percent contained. The wildfire jumped over the Ventura (101) Freeway, destroying multiple structures and threatening at least another 30,000 homes in the two counties, fire officials said.