Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Massive California Wildfire Claims Caitlyn Jenner's Malibu Home

A screenshot showing helicopter footage of the Hill Fire on Thursday Nov. 8 2018 A screenshot showing helicopter footage of the Hill Fire on Thursday Nov. 8 2018
| 10 November, 2018, 02:28

About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region.

Overnight, the so-called Woolsey Fire reached the city of Agoura Hills and raced through Oak Park, in the adjacent Ventura County.

"It is critical that residents pay close attention to evacuation orders", the Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted.

The Woolsey Fire was originally reported just south of Simi Valley and about 25 miles southwest of Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, where a gunman killed 12 people enjoying country line dancing at college night before killing himself.

The Ventura County Fire Department reports structures, outbuildings, and vehicles have been damaged and destroyed.

At least five people have died in burnt out cars as wildfires sweep across California. Early Friday morning, CalFire said it had burned 10,000 acres, or about 15 square miles. "These are the worst wildland-urban interface fire conditions I've ever seen", says Palley.

Caitlyn Jenner's home in the Malibu hills is no more - it was destroyed in Southern California's raging wildfires.

"I pray you're all ok", one Twitter user commented.

Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy made a plea at a fire news conference to residents to help their neighbors during this hard time.


Evacuation center locations, road closure and school closure information for the fires can be found on the Ventura County emergency page here and through the county hotline at 805.465.6650.

Officials said the mandatory evacuations clogged the roads in Oak Park, making it hard to escape. Her publicist could not confirm the status of her house, but told Reuters that Jenner was safe.

"Imminent threat!" the department said in its warning.

The Woolsey Fire exploded to 14,000 acres overnight, driven by 50- to 60-mph winds that helped propel the flames southward across the 101 Freeway in the Liberty Canyon area early Friday. Cal State Channel Islands has also been closed.

Late Thursday, more than 2,200 firefighters were battling the flames and the fire remains uncontained, according to Cal Fire.

It was 0 percent contained and the cause was under investigation.

As for prepping: "I loaded all our best boards onto the roof last night", George said.

Her little sister Kylie also spoke about the flames and took to her Instagram to thank the fire fighters. By Friday morning the Hill Fire had scorched over 6,100 acres and was threatening a reported 400 structures. Beginning yesterday with the Camp Fire, Californians are now battling the Camp Fire, Hill Fire, and Woolsey Fire as high-speed winds continue to spark more blazes.

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