HereInMalibu has great photos and news from the fire again. I think she needs to move:
Here's the rest of her photos from Flickr. As always, HereInMalibu has good fire information too:
If you're listening to fire reports on local AM radio, take their geography with a (big) grain of salt. They've got the fire all over the Malibu map and some of the info is wrong.
Fire began in Malibu Bowl area. More than 2,300 acres burned thus far. Estimated 35 homes destroyed, with about 200 more in direct fire danger.
PCH is closed to all traffic - except evacuees - between Malibu Canyon and Trancas. You can get out but you can't get back in.
Kanan, Malibu Canyon and Corral Canyon roads are closed.
Wind has kicked up a bit again. Smoke everywhere. Water-gathering helicopters buzz the Cove every few minutes.
No visible flames from Paradise Cove.
LA Times @ 8:55 AM says 35 houses burned, 200 threatened, 1500 acres burned:
At least 35 homes have been burned and about 200 more are threatened in Malibu as a wind-driven fire raced through 1,500 acres this morning, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.
The fire, driven by fierce 50-mph winds, engulfed homes along Newell Road in the Malibu Bowl area. The evacuation zone included neighborhoods in Corral and Trancas canyons and Malibu Bowl. An evacuation center has been opened at Agoura High School.
At least 300 firefighters, six water-dropping helicopters and two fixed-wings planes were attacking the fire, which broke out at 3:30 a.m. at Corral Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway, fire officials said.
"The winds are all over the place and the fire is moving in every direction," said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Sam Padilla. The blaze is being called the Corral fire. The cause has not been determined.
Fire Report 9:30 a.m.
Evacuation highly advised for residents residing in the following area: Coral Canyon on the East, Trancas Canyon on the West. Mullholland Canyon to the North and PCH including Pt Dume to the South.
Winding Way evacuation advised. Horses have been evacuated.
Estimated loss of homes stands at 35 mostly in Malibu Bowl area.
Biggest air bombardment ever including retardant dropping DC 10, helicopters and super scoopers.
Coral Canyon, PCH closed between Malibu Canyon and Trancas - No PCH traffic allowed north Malibu Canyon.
Fire Report 9:15 a.m.
Most threatened areas are now Escondido and Paradise Cove. Evacuation advised.
Coral Canyon, Malibu Canyon, Kanan Dume Roads closed
Councilman Kearsley reports that 35 homes destroyed including home Owned By Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Fire fighting DC10 carrying fire retardant is on site attacking wild fire along with 10 fire fighting helicopters and 2 super scoopers. Kanan Dume and Latigo Canyon homes continue to be threatened.
Evacuation Site: Agoura High School
Malibu City Emergency Radio - 1620 AM
Malibu City Emergency Phone Info: 310-456-9982
T-CEP Update, 9:54 AM:
There is no threat to Topanga Canyon at this time.
Malibu Mandatory Evacuations: All areas from Corral Canyon west to Trancas Canyon Road.
All residents are urged to be prepared to evacuate and to immediately follow instructions given by Fire Department and Sheriff's Department personnel.
An evacuation center has been set up by the Red Cross at Agoura High School, 28545 Driver Road. Do not evacuate to Zuma Beach as there is heavy smoke in the area
Pacific Coast Highway is closed between Malibu Canyon Road and Kanan Road. All canyon roads between Malibu Canyon and Kanan are closed.
Please stay out of these areas to allow unimpeded access to evacuating residents and Fire and Sheriff personnel.
Large animals: Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka, Woodland Hills
Small animals: Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, 818-991-0071