Caitlyn Jenner's Malibu Home Burns Down in Woolsey Wildfire

Long Beach Fire Department strike team sent to battle Hill Fire in Ventura • Long Beach Post

Long Beach Fire Department strike team sent to battle Hill Fire in Ventura • Long Beach Post

As another series of wildfires spread rapidly through California, more than 20 million people in the state are under red flag warnings Friday.

Approximately 75,000 homes are under evacuation orders throughout Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

Malibu has about 13,000 residents and lies along 21 miles (34 kilometers) of coast at the southern foot of the mountain range.

Fire officials said it could take days to figure out how many people died.

As the Woolsey fire approaches Malibu, all areas south of the 101 Freeway from Ventura County line to Las Virgenes/Malibu Cyn, southward to the ocean, were told to leave immediately after the fire jumped the 101 at Liberty Cyn Rd and Chesebro Rd in nearby Agoura Hills.

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

Friday morning, fire officials reported that the fire had jumped Highway 101 near the city of Calabasas.

Fire officials say evacuations due to a raging Southern California wildfire are expected to reach about 148,000 and structural losses are expected to be significant.

Wind gusts of up to 77 miles per hour were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday morning. She and her husband eventually were able to drive away safely.

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian also evacuated their homes in Calabasas on Thursday night as the fires grew out of control just hours after igniting.

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

California fire captain Scott McLean said earlier that "pretty much the entire community of Paradise is destroyed", adding that the fire had grown to nearly 110 square miles - four times its original size.

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. Video from the scene shows firefighters battling to extinguish burning buildings, as the sky glowed orange and filled with smoke.

In Northern California's Butte County, a huge brush fire devasted the town of Paradise, where 1,000 structures were lost.

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. Drought-stricken fuels, Santa Ana wind conditions, low relative humidity, high temperatures: "It's a recipe for fire", said Ventura County Fire Department Assistant Chief Chad Cook, the incident commander for the Hill Fire.

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