The blaze comes in the wake of the Thousand Oaks shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesday night that killed 13 people, including the gunman.

A second fire has been burning in the Santa Rosa Valley east of Camarillo, west of Simi Valley near Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks.

After making the announcement about his home on Twitter this morning, others were quick to offer their support for Derrickson, including The Haunting of Hill House creator, Mike Flanagan.

Fire officials said strong winds had hampered efforts to drop retardant by aircraft.

The Camp Fire in the northern part of the state has burned through 20,000 acres, while the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties quadrupled in size overnight.


- Crews were battling multiple wind-driven brush fires on Friday, leaving several structures damaged, forcing thousand of homes to evacuate and closing some area schools and roadways. In Northern California, a blaze visible by satellite consumed the town of Paradise on Thursday and had burned almost 110 square miles by Friday morning.

Evacuation orders were imposed overnight affecting tens of thousands of residents in both counties, and at 10 a.m. Friday, mandatory evacuation orders were expanded to include the entire city of Malibu. "I pray everyone is safe", she wrote.

The L.A. Times reported that a total of 75,000 homes in both Ventura and Los Angeles counties are now under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders, including Westlake Village and parts of Calabasas, where numerous entertainers including Alyssa Milano and Kim Kardashian have lavish homes.

Just before 3 a.m. Friday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said the fire had burned about 8,000 acres and was at 0 percent containment. The arrows indicate the direction the fires spread after the satellite overflight. Drought-stricken fuels, Santa Ana wind conditions, low relative humidity, high temperatures: "It's a recipe for fire", said Ventura County Fire Department Assistant Chief Chad Cook, the incident commander for the Hill Fire.

This fire quickly spread to cover 10,000 acres, Ventura County Fire Department officials said.


Residents posted on social media to share their views of the flames almost consuming the hillside in the Newbury Park area of western Thousand Oaks.

While no homes or businesses have been lost because of the fast-moving fire, a number of RVs and outbuildings have been burned and a firefighter suffered a minor injury, authorities said. 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.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported at 7:53 a.m. Friday that a brush fire has also broken out in Griffith Park, near the zoo.

Wildfires raging west of Los Angeles have forced school closures.


Related news:

Share this:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top California wildfire leaves town in ruins, thousands flee
Nov 09, 2018 - 23:00
Adventist Health Feather River Medical Center and all schools in Paradise Unified School District evacuated due to the blaze. Four hospital employees were briefly trapped in the basement and rescued by California Highway Patrol officers, Kinney said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WTI navigates near $61.00 post-EIA report
Nov 09, 2018 - 23:00
American oil inventories grew at more than twice the anticipated pace last week, a government report showed on Wednesday. The EIA expects output to break through 12 million bpd by mid-2019, largely thanks to a surge in shale oil production.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump announces new rules to limit migrant asylum claims
Nov 09, 2018 - 23:00
Similar caravans have gathered regularly over the years and have generally dwindled by the time they reach the southern border. Earlier efforts by the Trump administration to limit migration prompted a political and legal backlash.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top More than 100 women elected to Congress in historic United States midterm elections
Nov 09, 2018 - 22:54
First woman elected governor of Iowa: Republican incumbent Kim Reynolds became the first woman elected governor of Iowa. With results still coming in, at least 118 women will serve in the 116th Congress come the start of the new year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Somali woman who lived in Kenyan refugee camp elected to US Congress
Nov 08, 2018 - 05:05
MA will also be getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators. She is expected to share the honour with Somali-American Ilhan Omar , who was leading the opinion polls in Minnesota.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fortnite players can soon purchase Eagles skins
Nov 08, 2018 - 01:25
This weapon is essentially modeled after the AK-47 which happens to be the most popular and well known assault rifle in the world. This Ninja becomes more fearsome and energetic at night, and will become available in the Event Store on November 7 at 7 PM ET.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Excited Spice Girls say reunion tour will feel unusual without "Posh"
Nov 08, 2018 - 01:14
The Spice Girls commandeered a Girl Power take over live on Heart Breakfast . "At one point I wasn't sure about the tour". See the announced dates for the United Kingdom leg of this stadium tour below. "We all really support each other".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Delhi's air quality to fall into 'severe plus emergency' category post-Diwali
Nov 08, 2018 - 01:13
Air pollution is the fourth biggest threat to public health in the United Kingdom , after cancer, obesity and heart disease. On Monday, the air quality of Delhi and most of the NCR fell from moderate on Sunday to severe on Monday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Buying the foldable Samsung Galaxy F: It's a thing many think about
Nov 07, 2018 - 07:17
We've seen foldable displays and concept phones from various companies but nothing concrete on a production unit from Samsung. Interestingly, detailed images are also expected to surface at the preview events of the Foldable device for the first time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lionel Messi in Barcelona's squad to play Inter Milan in Champions League
Nov 07, 2018 - 07:06
She also spoke about Lionel Messi on the show, insisting that Icardi has a good relationship with his countryman. With a crunch game against title rivals Atletico Madrid coming up, Valverde may rest his key man.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States renews Iran sanctions, grants oil waivers to China, seven others
Nov 07, 2018 - 06:33
Under the deal, Iran had agreed to limit its nuclear program and the global community would lift the sanctions against Iran. However, Iran's clerical rulers have dismissed concerns about the impact of sanctions on the economy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Leicester City players pay respects at owner's Thai funeral
Nov 07, 2018 - 05:16
Goalkeeper Schmeichel was part of a delegation from the club which arrived in Bangkok on Sunday to attend Srivaddhanaprabha's funeral.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sane: Man City players 'enjoy playing together'
Nov 05, 2018 - 23:27
In the other Sunday game, Chelsea thumped Crystal Palace 3-1 in the London Derby at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea. We needed to capitalise on Liverpool dropping points and I thought we were brilliant at times.

UK's PM May odds of Irish border deal "50-50"
Nov 05, 2018 - 23:20
It has so far suggested a backstop that would see the United Kingdom as a whole remaining aligned with the EU customs union, possibly for a limited time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ronaldo hints at reuniting with former Man United strike partner Wayne Rooney
Nov 05, 2018 - 23:12
Rooney, who now plays for MLS side DC United , had ended his worldwide career with 119 caps and a record 53 goals. The future, nobody knows, maybe we'll play one day together again ".