California city reeling from mass shooting besieged by fire

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

West of Los Angeles, the Woolsey Fire has jumped a major highway and is now threatening coastal areas, including parts of Malibu.

The fire started Thursday afternoon and spread quickly to cover about 6,000 acres, fire officials said.

The Butte county sheriff's office says an evacuation order was issued on Friday for the small communities of Stirling City and Inskip, north of Paradise, where thousands of homes were destroyed.

The so-called Woolsey Fire burning west of Los Angeles has surpassed 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) Friday morning and is continuing to grow.

A raging Southern California wildfire has triggered a mandatory evacuation order for the entire beachside city of Malibu.

In Ventura County, "Strong Santa Ana winds (are) expected to continue through this morning", the National Weather Service in Los Angeles said on Twitter on Friday.

Cal Fire said the fire, only 5 percent contained, had consumed 70,000 acres.

The Woolsey fire destroyed dozens homes on Friday, including Caitlyn Jenner's, forcing total evacuations of Malibu and Hidden Hills in one of the worst L.A. blazes in recent memory. "I pray everyone is safe", she wrote.

Thousands were evacuated, including from schools and hospitals.

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While not as big as the Camp Fire, the Woolsey Fire, which now measures approximately 8,000 acres, is in a much more densely populated area.

TMZ reported that Kim Kardashian, as well as her two sisters Khloe and Kourtney also evacuated their homes on Thursday night.

A strike team of five fire engines and a battalion chief was sent at about 4 p.m., said Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jack Crabtree.

The wildfire season a year ago was one of the most destructive and costly in history. It burned in the same path as the 2013 Springs Fire that torched 24,000 acres before running into the Pacific Ocean.

As for prepping: "I loaded all our best boards onto the roof last night", George said. No injuries have been reported.

Schools in the area, including Pepperdine University, CSU Channel Islands, Cal Lutheran University, Moorpark Community College, as well as a number of Ventura County K-12 schools have all been closed. Her deck provided a strong vantage point to monitor the spread of the fire.

The fire placed more than 75,000 homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties under evacuation orders as of Friday morning, and there was still no containment on the blaze.

About 1:30 a.m., all residents south of the Ventura Freeway between Westlake Boulevard on the west, Mulholland Highway to the south and Las Virgenes Road to the east were told to leave the area immediately, according to Malibu Search and Rescue.

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