Malibu evacuation for fire
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