Entire City of Malibu Under Mandatory Evacuation, as Woolsey Fire Burns Toward the Pacific.
Meanwhile, a small fire in Griffith Park caused evacuation of zoo animals
November 11, 2018
If you were thinking of driving to Ventura County today, think again. The entire city is under mandatory evacuation order fas the Woolsey Fire burns South toward the ocean.
From the roof of our condo building in Santa Monica, the plume of smoke seemed miles high.
A separate fire burned near Griffith Park. The condor enclosure area in Griffith Park zoo was being evacuated of animals, and all humans were evacuated from the Griffith Park zoo, which is closed.
At 7 am, CalFire tweeted that mandatory evacuation orders were in effect for parts of Malibu and Ventura Counties:
LACounty Fire PIO @LACoFDPIO1 hour ago#WhoolseyFire *URGENT SAFETY MESSAGE* Fire has jumped the 101 fwy near Chesebro and is headed to Ocean Mandatory Evacuations, 101 Fwy to the coast between Las Virgenes Cyn /Malibu Cyn Rd. to the LA County line. Imminent threat! Malibu lakes residents must leave area immediately.
*UPDATED* evacuation centers: Borchard community center, Rancho Santa Susana rec center, Camarillo Community center, 1000 Oaks Teen center, Goebel community center, Taft High school and Pierce college @RedCross @VCFD_PIO @LAFD @VENTURASHERIFF #Staysafe
As of 8:30 AM Friday, the Woolsey fire is 0% contained, says CalFire. 6 buildings have been destroyed by the Santa Ana Wind spread fire.
Meanwhile, a small fire was also reported in Griffith Park, home of Mountain Lion P-22. This is concerning because it's much closer to densely populated areas of Los Angeles County. And closer to P-22.
California Statewide Fire Summary Friday, November 9, 2018, 8:40 am PST
Over 6,000 firefighters are battling 6 large wildfires in California. These wind-driven fires have destroyed more than 85,000 acres and hundreds of structures.
Winds are expected to decrease this morning across the Red Flag Warning areas. Temperatures are expected to remain average with no chance of significant rainfall in the next few days. An increase in off shore winds is predicted to arrive in parts of southern California beginning on Sunday, continuing into Monday.
With the extreme fire conditions, don't wait to evacuate! Prepare now and GO! early. If you see fire approaching, don't wait to be told to leave. To learn more on preparing to evacuate, click here. En Español, clic aqui.
Fires of Interest:
Camp Fire, Butte County, Paradise
• 70,000 acres, 5% contained• Evacuations and road closures in effect
Hill Fire, Ventura County, Santa Rosa Valley • 6,000 acres, 0% contained• Evacuations and road closures in effect
Nurse Fire, Solano County Suisun City• 1,500 acres
Woolsey Fire, Ventura County South of Simi Valley • 8,000 acres, 0% contained
Brushy Fire, Mendocino County West of Covelo • 35 acres, N/A% contained
Rincon Fire, Santa Cruz County North of Santa Cruz• 17 acres, 90% contained