"The western portion of Malibu-from Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon in the east to the Ventura County Line in the west and all the way down to the ocean was under a mandatory evacuation notice on Friday, Nov. 9, due to the Woolsey Fire", reported the Malibu Times.
The Woolsey Fire, which started Thursday around 2:30pm south of Simi Valley, has quickly spread through Ventura and L.A. County.
The 20,000 acre (8,100 hectare) Camp Fire, which started on Thursday near Camp Creek, is being driven west by 35 miles per hour (56 kmh) winds, fire officials said.
Friday morning, fire officials reported that the fire had jumped Highway 101 near the city of Calabasas. While there have been injuries from the fire, there's no official tally of how many civilians and firefighters were hurt or possibly killed.
The director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services says fires across California have forced 157,000 people from their homes.
The swift-moving Camp Fire, raging about 80 miles north of Sacramento, consumed Paradise, and moved Friday morning into the eastern side of Chico, a city with a population of around 90,000.
Residents took to social media to share their views of the flames almost consuming the hillside in Newbury Park, which borders Thousands Oaks to the west.More news: Sanctions cover 50 banks, 200 persons, vessels and Iran Air
One wrote: 'I would leave just in case fire can move quick at the end of the day everything is replaceable except life stay safe!'
Homeowners fleeing the wind-driven blaze jammed roadways as the fire crept closer to a community that is home to such movie and TV stars as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Ellen DeGeneres and Angelina Jolie.
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.
Now a brush fire is threatening the surrounding area. The highway is expected to remain closed Friday morning, Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said.
About 2:30 a.m., all evacuation orders in the city of Los Angeles were changed from mandatory to voluntary, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Evacuation orders were issued for residents of the beachside community of Malibu.
While not as big as the Camp Fire, the Woolsey Fire, which now measures approximately 8,000 acres, is in a much more densely populated area.