National Drought Mitigation Center

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Woolsey, Hill fires in southern California
11/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

Los Angeles County, CA
Calabasas, CA
Malibu, CA
Ventura County, CA

Start Date: 11/8/2018 -  
The Woolsey fire burned 151 square miles, consumed more than 430 homes, businesses and other buildings and took two lives. The blaze was 40 percent contained. Des Moines Register (Iowa), Nov. 13, 2018 Continuing drought in California, ample vegetation and strong winds have set the stage for immense wildfires in southern California, where the Woolsey and Hill fires forced the evacuation of several communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including Malibu and Calabasas. The Woolsey fire blackened 85,500 acres, killed two people, destroyed 177 homes and was 10 percent contained. The Hill fire was 70 percent contained. ABC News Radio (New York), Nov. 12, 2018