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Malibu fire – Tens of thousands forced to flee on foot as Woolsey wildfire forces EVACUATION of California celeb paradise

The Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire raging through the Santa Monica Mountains was headed to the ocean.

Malibu has about 13,000 residents and lies along 21 miles of coast at the southern foot of the mountain range.

"Imminent threat!" the department said in its warning.

The fire started near the northwest corner of the city of Los Angeles as the region's notorious Santa Ana winds gusted, triggering overnight evacuations of an estimated 75,000 homes in western Los Angeles County and eastern Ventura County.

The fire then pushed southward, jumped the wide US 101 freeway before dawn Friday and pushed into the Santa Monica range.

Another fire was burning further west in Ventura County, also moving toward the ocean.

More to follow…

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