Hol­ly­wood haven Mal­ibu evac­u­ated over firestorm

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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.

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