(CBS Los Angeles) – A fast-spreading brush fire that broke out near Simi Valley Thursday afternoon has jumped to the south side of the 101 Freeway and was threatening Malibu early Friday morning as it tore through Thousand Oaks, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of at least 75,000 homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. It’s one of two wildfires burning in the region, the other being the 6,000-acre Hill Fire burning in Newbury Park. No injuries have been reported in either fire.
The Woolsey Fire was zero percent contained as of 9 a.m. Friday and had scorched at least 10,000 acres. Just after 5 a.m., the blaze jumped the southside of the 101 Freeway at Chesebro Road near Calabasas. In response, California Highway Patrol shut down a four-mile stretch of the 101 Freeway from Las Virgenes Road to Kanan Road. READ MORE