75,000 homes evacuated as Southern California fire rages

Earlier in the day, the Hill Fire near Thousand Oaks in Ventura Country needed just 12 minutes to jump Highway 101, one of the area's primary roadways.

Just down the road from the Thousand Oaks bar where 12 people were killed in a mass shooting, residents were also grappling with the Hill Fire, which quickly spread to cover 10,000 acres, Ventura County Fire Department officials said.

Unfortunately, Scott Derrickson, best known for directing Doctor Strange, announced on Twitter early this morning that his home has been lost in the fire.

The Woolsey Fire exploded to 14,000 acres overnight, driven by 50- to 60-mph winds that helped propel the flames southward across the 101 Freeway in the Liberty Canyon area early Friday.

In Los Angeles, a brush fire broke out near Griffith Park on Friday morning, behind the Los Angeles Zoo. Although an unknown number of structures have been destroyed, there were no reports of any injuries to firefighters or residents as of mid-morning Friday.

The Woosley Fire exploded from 2,000 acres to 8,000 in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in a matter of hours Thursday night into Friday.

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The fire has burned about 10,000 acres, according to officials, and at least 75,000 residents in both counties have been evacuated.

The Woolsey Fire triggered a mandatory evacuation order for the entire beachside city of Malibu.

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

The L.A. Times reported that a total of 75,000 homes in both Ventura and Los Angeles counties are now under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders, including Westlake Village and parts of Calabasas, where numerous entertainers including Alyssa Milano and Kim Kardashian have lavish homes.

The fire had crossed USA 101 a few miles east of Thousand Oaks - the site of Wednesday night's bar shooting massacre - and was headed south to the Pacific coast, in the direction of Malibu Creek State Park, the city of Malibu and Pepperdine University, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Evacuation center locations, road closure and school closure information for the fires can be found on the Ventura County emergency page here.

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Howling Santa Ana winds were driving the Woolsey and Hill fires.

The brush fire ignited near Hill Canyon in Camarillo at 2:04 p.m., according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

Firefighters from Ventura and Los Angeles counties also continue to battle the Woolsey Fire under a unified command as it burns toward the coast. It's already burned dozens of homes and threatens 30,000 more.

Wildfires raging west of Los Angeles have forced school closures.

Evacuations in Hidden Hills and all portions in the City of Los Angeles have been revised from mandatory to voluntary, the Fire Department stated.

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