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Down the road from the Thousand Oaks shooting, people are being evacuated because of a wildfire

At around 7am local time Friday, officials issued a mandatory evacuation order for the entire city of Malibu, home to 13,000 people, as the fire was declared an "imminent threat".

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

The Camp Fire in the northern part of the state has burned through 20,000 acres, while the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties quadrupled in size overnight.

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

"We've been pushing this and pushing this", CalFire Capt. Scott McLean said in a phone interview early Friday morning.

No injuries have been reported in either fire.

The fire has burned about 10,000 acres, according to officials, and at least 75,000 residents in both counties have been evacuated.

A lot of the resources assigned to the Hill Fire were transferred to the Woolsey Fire, which became the priority for firefighting efforts with heavy air support and hundreds of personnel working Friday. Last night it covered just 2,000 acres.

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A wildfire that moved so fast that firefighters couldn't hope to stop it quadrupled in size Friday after destroying several thousand buildings and leveling much of a Northern California town of almost 30,000 people, authorities said.

Reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian-West, who lives in an area known as Hidden Hills in Los Angeles county, was among those forced to evacuate their homes, People magazine reported.

Here's another escape video, driving through a burning neighborhood.

Early Friday morning, the wildfire jumped the 101 in Ventura County into Agoura Hills, closing a 4-mile stretch of the highway.

The Woolsey Fire appeared to be the more unsafe of the two blazes, and was burning south through the Kanan Road corridor toward Malibu and the ocean.

North of Kanan Road, west of Lindero Canyon to SR-23 extending north of Sunset Hills Boulevard along Erbes Road to Olson Road. A second round of Santa Ana winds is forecast to whip the area Sunday through Tuesday, though it may be weaker than Friday's.

The full extent of the destruction is still unknown, but authorities believe up to 1,000 structures have been destroyed - most of those in Paradise, a town of 26,000 people about 85 miles north of Sacramento, a Cal Fire spokesman said.

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