Two Major Fires Burning in Ventura County

A screenshot showing helicopter footage of the Hill Fire on Thursday Nov. 8 2018

A screenshot showing helicopter footage of the Hill Fire on Thursday Nov. 8 2018

In Southern California, the night sky burned orange as the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties grew thousands of acres overnight, exploding from 2,000 acres to 7,500 in a matter of hours. "Due to the burn injuries, identification could not be immediately made".

Several active fires are burning in parts of Northern California, and further south, a number of fires are centered in the Los Angeles area, according to a California wildfire map.

Earlier, the fire devastated the town of Paradise in the Sierra foothills, home to 26,000 people. The blaze sent residents fleeing, and now threatens the city of Chico, home to 90,000 people. The fires have been out on control for hours and Jenner's house fell victim to the natural disaster earlier today. It was acquired by the National Park Service in 1980 but has continued to function as a filming location.

The wildfires have been disgusting in California today with many reporting evacuations of entire cities.

Where are the California wildfires?

Near Oak Park, the town of Thousand Oaks - still reeling from a mass shooting on Wednesday night - has also been threatened by the encroaching blaze.

Where is the Woolsey Fire spreading to?

The fire broke out Thursday northwest of Los Angeles and roared southward, jumping the US 101 freeway early Friday and sweeping into the Santa Monica Mountains.

Marine combat veteran kills 12 in crowded California bar
Marine Corps issued a statement extending "its deepest condolences to the families of the victims in this senseless tragedy". The Borderline Bar is popular with students of California Lutheran University, Pepperdine University and other area schools.

How big are the California wildfires?

The Woolsey Fire has already scorched as least 9,600 acres north of Los Angeles since igniting near Rocketdyne at around 2pm local time Thursday.

Cal Fire Capt. Scott McLean said a couple of thousand structures were destroyed in the town about 180 miles northeast of San Francisco. The threat continues Friday morning, with millions of Californians under "red flag" warningsportending windy, arid and warm conditions that pose extreme fire risks.

Evacuation centers are open Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Evacuation orders were imposed overnight affecting tens of thousands of residents in both counties, and at 10 a.m. Friday, mandatory evacuation orders were expanded to include the entire city of Malibu.

The LA County Sheriff's Office said it was receiving "many emergent phone calls" from people who "need our help to evacuate" and urged motorists in the area to be aware of emergency vehicles.

Authorities on Thursday issued mandatory evacuation orders in rural areas of Northern California, the AP reports.

"If you're in an affected area and have been ordered to evacuate, evacuate, " the statement said.

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