Mal­ibu evac­u­a­tion for fire

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - WORLD NEWS -

A rag­ing wild­fire in south­ern Cal­i­for­nia has trig­gered a manda­tory evac­u­a­tion or­der for much of the beach­side city of Mal­ibu.

The fire broke out on Thurs­day north west of Los An­ge­les and roared south, jump­ing the US 101 free­way early on Fri­day and sweep­ing into the Santa Mon­ica Moun­tains.

Mal­ibu, known as the home of many Hollywood stars, has about 13,000 res­i­dents and lies along 21 miles of coast south of the moun­tain range.

Los An­ge­les County Fire Depart­ment tweeted that the fire was head­ing to­wards the ocean, punc­tu­at­ing the mes­sage with the dec­la­ra­tion: “Im­mi­nent threat!”

Mal­ibu of­fi­cials ini­tially said the or­der ap­plied to the en­tire city but have now de­fined an area that is ap­prox­i­mately the western two-thirds of the com­mu­nity.

The fire cross­ing the 101 High­way near Ca­mar­illo

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