Woolsey Fire in Ventura County quadruples overnight; 30,000 evacuated

A screenshot showing helicopter footage of the Hill Fire on Thursday Nov. 8 2018

A screenshot showing helicopter footage of the Hill Fire on Thursday Nov. 8 2018

About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region.

One blaze, dubbed the "Woolsey Fire", started in the Simi Valley and within 12 minutes had jumped across the 101 Freeway.

The Hill Fire ignited around 2 p.m. local time in the area of Hill Canyon in Santa Rosa, according to Ventura County Fire Department officials.

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Rainn Wilson and Melissa Etheridge are among the thousands forced to flee their homes as fires continue to threaten Malibu, Calabasas, and Thousand Oaks.

Melissa Etheridge was also forced to evacuate, and tweeted that she was safe in Santa Monica.

Cal Fire reports that the fires are being fueled by high winds and extremely dry conditions.

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The fire has burned more than 14,000 acres and all of Malibu is under mandatory evacuation. (Reed Saxon/AP) Firefighters push a vehicle from a garage as the Woolsy fire burning a home near Malibu Lake in Malibu, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

"There was really no firefight involved", said Capt. Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, explaining that crews gave up on attacking the flames and instead helped people evacuate. It burned in the same path as the 2013 Springs Fire that torched 24,000 acres before running into the Pacific Ocean. She had been filming aerial shots in her private plane earlier for her Instagram Stories and realized her own home was threatened.

Caitlyn Jenner's home in the Malibu hills is no more - it was destroyed in Southern California's raging wildfires. The highway is expected to remain closed Friday morning, Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said.

Camp Fire has already reached Chico, home to 90,000 people, about 20 miles of west of Paradise and 90 miles north of Sacramento. Meanwhile, the Hill Fire, located just down the road from the Thousand Oaks bar where 12 people were killed earlier this week in a mass shooting, has topped 10,000 acres.

A perimeter map shows the boundaries of the Hill Fire burning Friday in Ventura County.

Fire officials initially ordred the evacuation of all 13,000 residents of the community, which stretches 21 miles along the ocean, but later scaled it back to the western two-thirds of the city. A second round of Santa Ana winds is forecast to whip the area Sunday through Tuesday, though it may be weaker than Friday's.

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