Thousand Oaks Evacuee: ‘How Much More Can The City Endure?’

Thousand Oaks Evacuee: ‘How Much More Can The City Endure?’

The reality star's lovely home in the Malibu Hills was destroyed in the Woolsey fire, which is burning out of control.

Dettorre is concerned that as the fire crosses the freeway "it will make its historic and typical run all the way down Pacific Coast Highway".

Maclean said an as-yet unspecified number of civilians and firefighters were injured, and that it could be days before authorities would know of any fatalities.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Trey Epsy said crews created "water curtains" between homes to salvage the ones they could.

Several evacuation sites were issuing protective masks for citizens, Ventura County Emergency Services said.

The fire then pushed southward, jumped the wide USA 101 freeway before dawn Friday and pushed into the Santa Monica range.

By Friday morning, the fire had burned 70,000 acres, destroyed parts of Paradise and was burning on the outer edges of Chico, a city of 93,000 people about a 90-mile drive north of Sacramento.

The entire city of Malibu - home to Hollywood stars and entertainment moguls - was under a mandatory evacuation order and had lost power in places.

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

Wind gusts of up to 77 miles per hour were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday morning. Another fire northwest of Los Angeles has been swept southward toward the ocean by strong Santa Ana winds. Cal Lutheran says its Thousand Oaks campus is not under evacuation orders but residential students have been put on standby.

The fire prompted the closure of all schools in the Las Virgines Unified School District in Calabasas, as well as Viewpoint School, Montessori of Calabasas, Montessori of Calabasas Too and Muse School, the city of Calabasas announced this morning.

Flames driven by powerful winds torched dozens of hillside homes in Southern California, burning parts of tony Calabasas and mansions in Malibu and forcing tens of thousands of people - including some celebrities - to flee as the fire marched across the Santa Monica Mountains toward the sea.

FOX 11 reporter Gina Silva stood by with residents as the fire moved in on their Westlake Village homes. The flames have jumped the 101!

A separate blaze, Hill Fire, had also devastated 10,000 acres by Thursday night, fire officials said. 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.

She added another message giving her thanks to firefighters, writing 'Fire Fighters, I love you and thank you for doing all that you can to keep us safe!'