THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KABC) – Woolsey Fire exploded into 35,000 hectares on Friday in Los Angeles and Ventura County, and…
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KABC) –
Woolsey Fire exploded into 35,000 hectares on Friday in Los Angeles and Ventura County, and firefighters said the relentless leaves continue to grow.
About 250,000 inhabitants in both counties have been evacuated. The authorities said that the number could grow, as evacuations continue to happen.
A survey is underway when the Sheriff officials told the Los Angeles County Coroners office that they believe two deaths in Malibu are believed to be related to the fire. No other injuries were reported.
Executive Gov. Gavin Newsom declared an emergency in Los Angeles and Ventura County because of the two fires, Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire. President Donald Trump also approved an emergency report for the state.
The fast-moving Woolsey fire jumped on the 1
01 highway at Chesebro Road at 5:15 pm and established on the south side of the highway, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. The jump forced the highway to close again in both directions on Liberty Canyon Road when the fire was moving up and burning about 3 hectares, according to California Highway Patrol.
The flame began in Simi Valley near the Rocketdyne plant in Santa Susana Pass. By early Friday morning, the fire had grown to more than 10,000 hectares, then to 14,000 at around 11:30, Chief Brand Lorenzen said the fire department of Ventura County.
“We have hundreds of firefighters here at the firebar right now, many more on demand,” said Lorenzen.
The suspension was at 0 percent. The authorities say that at least 150 homes have been destroyed. Among the homes destroyed in the fan were several in the Oak Park area and Bell Canyon.
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Woolsey Fire also burned Western Town at Paramount Ranch in Agoura, where popular exhibitions like “Westworld” and “M * A * S * H” were filmed.
The massive flame triggered mandatory evacuations – including the entire city of Malibu.
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Home was also destroyed in West Hills when the fire quickly entered the San Fernando Valley. Evacuation orders were issued for the whole community.
Many areas of Simi Valley were also placed under mandatory evacuations when the fire moved back to town on Friday afternoon.
Detailed fire and safety information is available at www.vcemergency.com .
The destructive flames tore through districts like windy waves up to 30 and 40 mph.
Another fire, called Hill Fire, burning in Santa Rosa Valley east of Camarillo, west of Simi Valley near Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks, was only miles from the scene of a fatal mass shooter claiming 12 lives on Wednesday night. Lorenzen said fire activity in the Hill Fire zone has decreased, which means that more resources may be more focused on Woolsey Fire.
Hundreds of firemen from Ventura County and eight air carriers fought against the flames on the ground and from above.  Plumes of thick white smoke could be seen as rising above the burning range, as strong Santa Ana winds drove the flames among the red flag.
The fire is still under investigation.
Associated Press contributed to this report.
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