Hollywood haven Malibu evacuated over firestorm
A RAGING wildfire in southern California has triggered a mandatory evacuation order for much of the beachside city of Malibu.
The fire broke out north west of Los Angeles and roared south, jumping the US 101 freeway early yesterday and sweeping into the Santa Monica Mountains.
Malibu, the home of many Hollywood stars, has about 13,000 residents.
Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire is heading towards the ocean, punctuating the message with the declaration: “Imminent threat!”
Officials initially said the order applied to the entire city but have now defined an area approximately two-thirds of the community.