Wildfires near Thousand Oaks, California put 75000 homes under evacuation orders

That county is also facing danger from a second fire, the Hill Fire, which sparked Thursday very near the location of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks where 12 were killed.

Thousands were evacuated, including from schools and hospitals.

Flames from Camp Fire were being powered by 35-mile-per hour winds, fire officials said as the blaze earlier ripped through Paradise, about 20 miles east of Chico.

About 75,000 homes have been evacuated and, according to the Weather Channel, the entire town of Paradise has been destroyed, which could displace about 27,000 people. The fast-moving Woolsey Fire had burned more than 14,000 acres Friday.

About 2:30 a.m., all evacuation orders in the city of Los Angeles were changed from mandatory to voluntary, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Santa Barbara County fire agencies sent strike teams to help fight the Ventura County fires and local law enforcement agencies sent personnel south to help evacuate residents and staff road closures, sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said Friday.

One of the fires broke out Thursday north-west of Los Angeles and roared south, jumping the United States 101 freeway early Friday and sweeping into the Santa Monica Mountains.

At least 75,000 homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties are under evacuation orders, and some structures have already been destroyed, officials said.

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Earlier, the fire devastated the town of Paradise in the Sierra foothills, home to 26,000 people.

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center had to be used as an evacuation site overnight for people fleeing the blazes - after being used Thursday as a family reunification center, where frantic parents waited for news of their children in the wake of the massacre at Borderline Bar & Grill. She and her husband eventually were able to drive away safely. Pepperdine University in Malibu also canceled classes. Last night it covered just 2,000 acres.

This fire quickly spread to cover 10,000 acres, Ventura County Fire Department officials said.

Just 12 minutes after it started Thursday afternoon, the flames spread across the 101 Freeway, leaving several drivers temporarily stranded.

Residents posted on social media to share their views of the flames almost consuming the hillside in the Newbury Park area of western Thousand Oaks. The fire got started north of the 101 freeway in Simi Valley where it burned a number of homes last night.

The Woolsey Fire appeared to be the more unsafe of the two blazes, and was burning south through the Kanan Road corridor toward Malibu and the ocean. It's near Hill Canyon Road and Santa Rosa Road in the Santa Rosa Valley.

A third fire erupted Friday morning in Griffith Park above the Los Angeles Zoo.

Wildfires raging west of Los Angeles have forced school closures.

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