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California fires: Malibu residents ordered to evacuate

California fires: Malibu residents ordered to evacuate

Voluntary evacuations have been added in Ventura County for Lake Sherwood and the area south of Highway 101 and north of Potrero Rd. between Westlake Blvd. and Wendy Dr.in Thousand Oaks. 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.

Thankfully, Derrickson's family is safe, but he announced that he's going offline for a while he deals with the tragedy of losing his home.

So far, it has burned at least 70,000 acres, injured firefighters and residents and destroyed parts of Paradise, a town of 26,000 people roughly 80 miles north of Sacramento.

In addition to directing Doctor Strange, Derrickson has also taken the reigns on multiple horror films, including The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister.

The blaze that started Thursday morning east of Paradise and decimated the town also spread to the west.

Fire officials anticipate the fire will reach the Pacific Ocean.

At about 2:30 a.m. Friday, all evacuation orders in the city of Los Angeles were changed from mandatory to voluntary, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Approximately 75,000 homes are under evacuation orders in Ventura and Los Angeles counties Friday morning.

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Both fires erupted Thursday afternoon and have grown rapidly.

For the latest updates, visit the Ventura County Fire Department, Public Information Officer Twitter here.

"It's a mandatory evacuation, what that means is, you don't have to leave, we want you to leave", Ventura County Fire spokesman Rich Macklan told CBS2 early Friday. Last night it covered just 2,000 acres.

By early Friday morning, there were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

Howling Santa Ana winds were driving the Woolsey and Hill fires.

The Los Angeles Police Department was placed on a citywide tactical alert about 12:45 a.m.to ensure all resources are available to assist with any evacuation orders and road closures prompted by the Woolsey Fire, according to a department statement.

Wind gusts of up to 77 miles per hour were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday morning.

The National Weather Service now predicts heavy winds throughout Friday morning could potentially help spread the blaze.