A slew of wildfires hit Southern California on Friday morning, including the Woolsey fire which forced the evacuation of the city of Malibu as the blaze also threatens the communities of Calabasas and Woodland Hills.
Per KABC, the fires have spanned 8,000 acres amid strong winds early Friday. Approximately 75,000 homes are under evacuation orders along the Ventura-Los Angeles border. The blaze, dubbed the Woolsey Fire, started in Simi Valley near the Rocketdyne facility in the Santa Susana Pass.
The fast-moving fire jumped the 101 Freeway at Chesebro Road at about 5:15 a.m. and is established on the south side of freeway, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.
MANDATORY EVACUATION – all of City of Malibu, all areas S of 101 Fwy, Ventura County to Malibu Cyn https://t.co/W00a3MimKX
— City of Malibu (@CityMalibu) November 9, 2018
Later on Friday morning around 8 a.m. PT, a small brush fire erupted near the Los Angeles Zoo in the Griffith Park area, covering between two and three acres, according to KABC.