The Hill and Woolsey fires started roaring late Thursday evening, affecting the Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura and Hidden Hills areas of Southern California.
Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler and Neil Young are among those who have lost their homes in the blaze, and Julia Roberts, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Caitlyn Jenner, Rainn Wilson and Guillermo del Toro are just a few more of the famous names forced to evacuate their homes. They join the many other Southern California residents who have captured devastating pictures of the smoke and fire wreaking havoc.
“Words fail me,” one Twitter user wrote, sharing a photo of smoke rolling over Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway.
As of Sunday night, the Woolsey Fire had grown to more than 133 square miles and was 15 percent authorities told AP.
Two people have been found dead in the burn areas, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Chief John Benedict confirmed. In addition, Council member Bob Blumenfield said in a statement that over 250,000 people have been evacuated from the Ventura County fire areas, and the shifting winds could bring more devastation.
“The strong Santa Ana winds have made this fire unpredictable and the winds are expected to shift today which could mean new areas, including potentially the Western San Fernando Valley,” Blumenfield said.
Later on Friday morning around 8 a.m. PT, a small brush fire erupted near the Los Angeles Zoo in the Griffith Park area, covering between two and three acres, according to KABC.
Friday afternoon, the official Twitter of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area reported that Paramount Ranch’s Western Town set in Agoura Hills where “Westworld” filmed many of its Main Street scenes, had burned down.
Here are images of the devastation:
Words fail me. This is the Woolsey Fire approaching Malibu as people desparately are trying to evacuate on PCH. pic.twitter.com/rdJGvbu7kN
— Spin Doctor (@SpinDr) November 9, 2018
— Michelle Tucker (@micltuck) November 9, 2018
— Michael Dubron (@MichaelDubron) November 9, 2018
— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) November 9, 2018
This is what remains of @EscapeTheNight’s town of “Everlock”…So crazy 🙁 I can’t believe the entire set is gone….how devastating for our beautiful state. I pray this ends soon. ❤️ #WoolseyFire pic.twitter.com/120r0rxhqk
— Joey Graceffa (@JoeyGraceffa) November 9, 2018
— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) November 9, 2018
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) November 9, 2018
— Andy Holzman (@holzmanphoto) November 9, 2018
Lady Gaga has evacuated from her Malibu home due to the wildfire. Our thoughts are with everyone in California. pic.twitter.com/YkwDAjBdG2
— Gaga Daily (@gagadaily) November 9, 2018
— JJ the Santa Barbarian (@cookiesinheaven) November 10, 2018
— Bradley Allen (@BradleySA) November 9, 2018
— Jackie Berg (@jbergnyc) November 9, 2018
View from Zuma beach looking at the approaching fire. pic.twitter.com/FgsWV5oO8w
— Sandra Endo (@sandraendotv) November 9, 2018
— Alkotero (@Akotero) November 9, 2018
A real life superhero. Thank you to all the brave firefighters and other volunteers working tirelessly in California. It’s scary that something so devastating can affect so many so quickly. #fire #firefighter #firefighters #california #californiafires #cafire #woolseyfire #hero # pic.twitter.com/uxQpdCrMUx
— Dr. Kyle Kermott (@DrKermott) November 12, 2018
Was just sent this video from the Seminole Springs mobile home park in Malibu. Most got out with “just the shirt on their backs.” Now they’ve lost count after seeing more than 100 structures destroyed by the #WoolseyFire. ????: Eric Videgain pic.twitter.com/HH2lOefzkh
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) November 11, 2018
Thank you to the thousands of firefighters, law enforcement officials and first-responders working around the clock to protect lives and property. #WoolseyFire
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) November 11, 2018
Evacuation orders HAVE NOT been lifted for the 75,000 Los Angeles County homes within the Woolsey Fire Evacuation Area. Those displaced by the wildfire are strongly advised not to return to the area until first responders declare the area safe. #WoolseyFire pic.twitter.com/Hy2lsPyiSv
— LA County Sheriff's (@LASDHQ) November 11, 2018
— Tiny (@TinytheCowCat) November 12, 2018
— jean martirez (@JeanMartirez) November 12, 2018
— Los Angeles County (@CountyofLA) November 11, 2018
I’m closely monitoring the #WoolseyFire & saw from the air today the full extent of the damage & how it’s impacting people in our region. We've deployed every possible City resource to assist in this fight & I spoke with the White House about the urgent need for federal funding. pic.twitter.com/FQCsLeLmX2
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) November 11, 2018
Man, these guys command the ultimate respect. Some of em on their 3rd straight day fighting the #WoolseyFire
real American heroes right there. pic.twitter.com/MkGeEzPVM6
— Benny Bibb (@johnnymacaroni) November 11, 2018
Incredible Photo but tragic situation Big thanks to all the brave firefighters and volunteers helping everyone. As you can see fire truck, news van and the intensity of the smoke.
This is from Glenbridge Rd. in Westlake Village #WoolseyFire pic.twitter.com/47cH7Ub8w4
— Chris (@chrisspadina) November 12, 2018