City Of Malibu Under Mandatory Evacuation Order As SoCal Fires Grow Overnight

City Of Malibu Under Mandatory Evacuation Order As SoCal Fires Grow Overnight

City Of Malibu Under Mandatory Evacuation Order As SoCal Fires Grow Overnight

The bodies of the five - who were fleeing the town of Paradise in the county about 85 miles north of Sacramento - could not be identified because they were so badly burned, authorities said. One CBS reporter said she has seen rabbits cowering from the smoke, and running around in confusion.

"It's really a cumulative effect in that it's changing the landscape", Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA and the National Centre for Atmospheric Research, said."You're getting longer periods of the year when you get these fires", Swain said.

Part of the Paramount Ranch, in Agoura Hills, was also destroyed by the fires; the ranch is a historic Hollywood filming location, dating back to the 1930s but most recently used as the setting for the HBO series Westworld.

"I'm just so grateful for them", she said. Her father, a lineman for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, was called in from another district to help shut down power, she said.

The stranger ended up helping Miller pack up her mother and taking them to safety in Chico, which took three hours to travel the 14 miles from Paradise to Chico. "Please keep Paradise and all the first responders in your prayers". During the height of the blaze, firefighters completely surrendered firefighting duties in order to focus on rescuing people.

Butte County CalFire Chief Darren Read said at a news conference that two firefighters and multiple residents were injured.

Residents who managed to escape Paradise posted harrowing videos to social media as they drove through tunnels of swirling smoke and orange flames to outrun the wildfire.

"Our llamas", she said. "It can't be there anymore".

The blaze earlier ripped through Paradise, about 20 miles east of Chico.

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The area under mandatory evacuation includes the exclusive communities of Paradise Cove, Point Dume, Broad Beach and Malibu West.

The Concow School sent its 60 students home, but many faculty members are anxious about their homes, said Golden Feather Union Elementary School District Superintendent Josh Peete. "We pretty much had enough time to get the dogs in the trunk".

When Paradise was evacuated, the order set off a desperate exodus in which many motorists got struck in gridlocked traffic and abandoned their vehicles to flee on foot.

About 500 firefighters are on the ground now, and 100 law enforcement officers are helping them.

He said: "The town is devastated, everything is destroyed". At least one cluster of about 70 people were airlifted from a Walgreens.

Cal Fire's Bill Murphy says winds have calmed down in the valley but that there are "shifting, erratic winds" with speeds of up to 45mph (72 km/h) along ridge tops.

With ash falling and the sky darkening to a menacing shade of black, evacuees from Paradise sat in stunned silence Friday outside a Chico church where they took refuge the night before.

Her husband, the rapper Kanye West, said their family was "safe and close".

High winds and dry vegetation made the fires spread quickly, Ventura County fire officials said, and a red flag warning was in effect until 10 p.m. Friday, promising another day of dry, hot, windy weather.

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