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Large fire threatens Ventura County communities 101 Freeway closed hundreds evacuated

There are Red Flag warnings in effect for parts of Ventura and Los Angeles counties. By Thursday evening, it had scorched up to 7,000 acres and sent residents of more than 1,200 homes fleeing, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A pair of intense wildfires in Ventura County have also led to the evacuation of 105,000 people in Southern California, leading acting Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency there while Gov.

In Los Angeles, a brush fire broke out near Griffith Park on Friday morning, behind the Los Angeles Zoo. With flames bearing down, firefighters carried people from homes and put them in empty seats of their neighbors' cars, said Carol Napoli, 74.

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.

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The flames are now threatening coastal areas further south, fire officials said.

Thousands were evacuated, including from schools and hospitals. It burned in the same path as the 2013 Springs Fire that torched 24,000 acres before running into the Pacific Ocean.

Two large wildfires that started November 8 near Thousand Oaks, California have prompted officials to place 75,000 homes under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.

Accidents gridlocked routes out of the town and residents abandoned their cars and fled on foot carrying children and pets, Reuters quoted local officials as saying.

The California wildfire map also shows fires burning in the areas north and south of of San Francisco and parts surrounding Los Angeles.

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"There was really no firefight involved", said Capt. Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, explaining that crews gave up on attacking the flames and instead helped people evacuate. Her publicist could not confirm the status of her house, but told Reuters that Jenner was safe.

As for prepping: "I loaded all our best boards onto the roof last night", George said.

FOX 11 reporter Gina Silva stood by with residents as the fire moved in on their Westlake Village homes. Cal State Channel Islands has also been closed. Her deck provided a strong vantage point to monitor the spread of the fire.

A lot of the resources assigned to the Hill Fire were transferred to the Woolsey Fire, which became the priority for firefighting efforts with heavy air support and hundreds of personnel working Friday.

While no homes or businesses have been lost due to the fast-moving blaze, a number of RVs and outbuildings have been burned and a firefighter suffered a minor injury, authorities said.

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