More than 400 firefighters from Ventura County, Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles and Cal Fire were battling the brush fire. Malibu has about 13,000 residents and lies along 21 miles (34 kilometres) of coast at the southern foot of the mountain range.
The 101 freeway is closed as the both the Hill and Woolsey fires have jumped the freeway near Camarillo as well as in Agoura Hills near Malibu.
It had burned 8,000 acres and there was no containment or expected containment, according to a Ventura County Fire Department update at 3:30 a.m.
That fire has devastated the town of Paradise, where officials say almost every structure has been razed by out-of-control flames and five people were found dead in burned out vehicles early Friday afternoon.
Image caption Smoke to the west of Los Angeles could be seen from the city's Hollywood area on Friday What is happening in northern California?
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He complained on Facebook at the time that the agency had "been less than forthcoming" in responding to his allegation. A report from the Inspector General of DHS released in July 2017, concluded that allegations were unsubstantiated.
The "Hill Fire" was sparked Thursday in the Newbury Park Area, which is roughly one mile away from Wednesday's deadly mass shooting in Thousand Oaks. "I pray everyone is safe", she wrote.
Fire officials have issued evacuation notices for parts of Chico, a town of 93,000 people north of Sacramento.
The director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services told AP that the fire has claimed lives, but that the number of deaths is still unknown.
A second evacuation center for animals was opened this morning at Hansen Dam, 11770 Foothill Blvd.in Lake View Terrace, after the evacuation center at Pierce College in Woodland Hills reached capacity.
Saddlebow between Maverick Lane and Morgan Road in Bell Canyon, north of Hwy 101, south of Bell Canyon Road, west of Valley Circle, east of state Route 23. It was burning in the same area impacted by the 2013 Springs Fire where there was "sparse fuel", fire officials said Friday.
The city tweeted that the evacuation affects areas between the Ventura county line and Malibu Canyon.