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Southern California Wildfire Triggers Evacuation Order for Malibu

10 November 2018

In Southern California, the Woolsey Fire and Hill Fires both began on Thursday afternoon, the latter just down the road from Thousand Oaks, which was still reeling from Wednesday night's mass shooting. "It just became so surreal", Mary said while standing outside the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, which had been established as one of several evacuation shelters in the area. Due to extensive burn injuries, authorities did not immediately identify the victims. 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.

Windy weather throughout California has sparked the risk of extreme fire danger, according to the Associated Press. By mid-morning Friday it had burned over 14,000 acres and an untold number of homes. Evacuations in Hidden Hills and all portions in the City of Los Angeles, have been revised from mandatory to voluntary. It was acquired by the National Park Service in 1980 but has continued to function as a filming location.

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Responders are still assessing how many structures were lost, but the priority Friday was life safety and making sure people get evacauted from threatened areas, he said.

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Map showing heat detected by a satellite over the Hill and Woolsey Fires at 1:48 a.m. PST November 9, 2018.

Thousands of people were evacuated from Paradise, home to 26,000 people, including from schools and hospitals.

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

Almost 150,000 residents in Southern California have been ordered to evacuate as the Hill and Woolsey Fires move westward toward the Pacific Ocean.

Approximately 13,000 people who live in Malibu are under a mandatory evacuation.

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Paradise resident Whitney Vaughn described the chaotic evacuations on roads lined with burning trees.

The actor said his "nervous" daughter Willow, 18, asked him to go and have a look outside as the Woolsey wildfire, which is now 14,000 acres and being fed by strong winds and dry conditions, creeps closer to their home.

Fanned by high overnight winds, multiple fires have ripped through the state of California in recent days. By the time a cellphone alert told him to evacuate, the flames were almost upon the trailer park, burning on a hillside. Cal Lutheran says its Thousand Oaks campus is not under evacuation orders but residential students have been put on standby.

Air quality in San Francisco and areas around it were rated in an unhealthy range, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which issued a red alert and warned residents to close windows, stay hydrated and stay inside when possible.

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Southern California Wildfire Triggers Evacuation Order for Malibu