The L.A. Times reported that a total of 75,000 homes in both Ventura and Los Angeles counties are now under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders, including Westlake Village and parts of Calabasas, where numerous entertainers including Alyssa Milano and Kim Kardashian have lavish homes.
The Los Angeles Police Department was placed on a citywide tactical alert early Friday to ensure all resources are available to assist with any evacuation orders and road closures prompted by the Woolsey Fire, according to a statement from the department.
Friday's declaration is the second in as many days, as Newsom declared emergency for the Butte County fire Thursday.
Friday morning the fire was burning to the outer edges of Chico, a city of 93,000 people about a 90-mile drive north of Sacramento. Fire engines were not able to reach the fire, and firefighters were forced to hike in on foot and hose down vulnerable areas, while a firefighting helicopter hovered overhead.
The two blazes are among 16 now active fires in California. Authorities said earlier the flames had destroyed multiple structures, though it was unclear how many, and it continued to threaten at least 30,000 homes in the two counties.
As of Friday morning, the Hill Fire had charred 6,100 acres in the Camarillo area, while the Woolsey Fire had blackened 14,000 acres and destroyed a significant number of structures after starting in Woolsey Canyon east of Simi Valley, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.
Fire officials said strong winds had hampered efforts to drop retardant by aircraft.
Only a day after it began, the fire near the town of Paradise had grown to almost 110 square miles (285 square kilometers).
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The glow of the fire could be seen reflecting in their terrified eyes.
The Woolsey Fire triggered a mandatory evacuation order for the entire beachside city of Malibu.
"We've been pushing this and pushing this", CalFire Capt. Scott McLean said in a phone interview early Friday morning.
The National Weather Service issued red-flag warnings for fire dangers in many areas of the state, saying low humidity and strong winds were expected to continue through the evening.
Friday morning, fire officials reported that the fire had jumped Highway 101 near the city of Calabasas.
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The fire swelled unabated to 8,000 acres over night in Ventura and Los Angeles counties with the Santa Ana winds fanning flames and forcing hundreds of people from their homes. "Just landed back home and had one hour to pack up and evacuate our home".