Woolsey Fire burns 8,000 acres; 75K homes under evacuation orders

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center had to be used as an evacuation site overnight for people fleeing the blazes - after being used Thursday as a family reunification center, where frantic parents waited for news of their children in the wake of the massacre at Borderline Bar & Grill.

"Cal-Fire is working very hard to protect structures, my deputies and law enforcement officers have come in with to assist us with mutual aid the California Highway Patrol, law enforcement from all over NorCal are working to not only make sure the areas that are evacuated that we're getting people out, we've got around 400 requests to go out and check on people or attempt to contact people who haven't been able to check-in with their loved ones, so we're in the process of doing that", explained the sheriff.

After making the announcement about his home on Twitter this morning, others were quick to offer their support for Derrickson, including The Haunting of Hill House creator, Mike Flanagan.

In Northern California's Butte County, a huge brush fire devasted the town of Paradise, where 1,000 structures were lost.

More than 400 firefighters from Ventura County, Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles and Cal Fire were battling the brush fire.

CBS2's Kandiss Crone described the sight, saying, "The little bunnies there, quite a few of them, we've seen trying to escape the flames and get out, get to safety because their home, their habitat is on fire".

Flames from Camp Fire were being powered by 35-mile-per hour winds, fire officials said as the blaze earlier ripped through Paradise, about 20 miles east of Chico.

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Fire officials have issued evacuation orders for homes in areas of Chico, Calif., which has a population of roughly 93,000 people.

Evacuation orders were imposed overnight affecting tens of thousands of residents in both counties, and at 10 a.m. Friday, mandatory evacuation orders were expanded to include the entire city of Malibu.

The fire broke out near Thousand Oaks, an area about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles where an attacker killed 12 people on Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of 75,000 homes. Early Friday morning, CalFire said it had burned 10,000 acres, or about 15 square miles. The arrows indicate the direction the fires spread after the satellite overflight. Early Friday, the whipping winds prevented fire commanders from ordering aerial assaults in the early morning hours, but some flights began at 5:30 a.m.as the wind died down.

The Woolsey blaze also struck parts of Los Angeles County, where mandatory evacuation orders were given on Friday morning, U.S. time, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire is headed to the ocean, punctuating the message with the declaration: "Imminent threat!"

Fire officials ordered the evacuation of large swaths of the beachside city of Malibu Friday as a raging fire jumped the US 101 Freeway west of Los Angeles and raced toward the sea and the community famed for its surf and celebrity homes. "Threatening more homes, more property, more lives".

Taft High School and Pierce College are open to people in Los Angeles County.

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