Caitlyn Jenner's Malibu Home Burns Down in Woolsey Wildfire

Caitlyn Jenner's Malibu Home Burns Down in Woolsey Wildfire

Powerful winds caused the Camp Fire to spread quickly, filling the sky with toxic smoke that could be seen from San Francisco. The trendy beach resort has about 13,000 residents and 21 miles of gorgeous coastline. Almost 2,300 firefighters are battling the flames, but as of Friday morning, it was still zero percent contained. Evacuation orders were issued for residents of the beachside community of Malibu.

The fire prompted the closure of all schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District in Calabasas, as well as Viewpoint School, Montessori of Calabasas, Montessori of Calabasas Too and Muse School.

The Woolsey fire was one of three ravaging the state, with the northern California town of Paradise in Butte County largely destroyed overnight.

Another fire northwest of Los Angeles has been swept southward toward the ocean by strong Santa Ana winds. Fire officials said strong winds had hampered efforts to drop retardant by aircraft. Our community does NOT KNOW to get out and PCH is now gridlocked for miles.

In a Facebook video posted by Paradise resident Brynn Parrott Chatfield on Thursday, two people in a vehicle drive through the inferno, narrowly escaping.

Fires have been burning in several parts of Southern California today. Residents of the Camarillo Springs community and a trailer park were evacuated. "It was just a wall of fire on each side of us, and we could hardly see the road in front of us". "It's going to take some time", he said. "I am hoping all of these people made it out". The entire town of Paradise, Calif. was scorched, with more than a thousand buildings destroyed.

"We're talking devastated", McLean said.

Late Thursday, more than 2,200 firefighters were battling the flames and the fire remains uncontained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

Gov. -elect Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the area and has requested federal funds to help those impacted by wildfires in the state. That's equal to about 60 football fields per minute.

Another blaze just west of that area, dubbed the Hill Fire, topped 10,000 acres on Thursday. Fire engines were not able to reach the fire, and firefighters were forced to hike in on foot and hose down vulnerable areas, while a firefighting helicopter hovered overhead.

Thousands of people are now being evacuated in Ventura County due to the Woolsey fire that's raging in California.

The fire has burned more than 14,000 acres and all of Malibu is under mandatory evacuation. This morning at 7:00am, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported via Twitter that the fire is an "imminent threat" to Malibu.

The Ventura County fire department said Friday that 75,000 homes were ordered evacuated in the two adjoining counties west of Los Angeles.

In Southern California, strong Santa Ana winds were fanning two fires, including the Woolsey Fire, which by Friday morning had burned across USA 101 and was heading in the direction of Malibu.

Tanah Clunies-Ross woke up in the dark to what sounded like lumps of coal raining down on her Northern California home. She revealed she had an hour to pack and evacuate from her home in the Calabasas area.

"I feel very vulnerable posting this but I feel I should", Chatfield wrote on Facebook. Some structures have already been destroyed, Cal Fire reported.

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