Updated: Important Information for Those Evacuating Malibu From the Woolsey Fire

CORRECTION: ALL of Malibu from the Ventura County Line in the west to Topanga in the east and all the way down to the ocean was under a mandatory evacuation notice on Friday, Nov. 9, due to the Woolsey Fire. Topanga is also part of the mandatory evacuation; zones 1-6 are evacuating northbound on Topanga Canyon Boulevard toward the San Fernando Valley. Zones 7-9 should head soutbound toward Pacific Coast Highway.

  • Evacuations are mandatory. Choosing not to evacuate could put additional stress on firefighting attempts and could hinder first responders.
  • LA County Sheriff’s recommend evacuating to PCH—avoid the 101 Freeway if possible. There is heavy traffic and lane closures.
  • Head east on PCH (toward Santa Monica). All four lanes of PCH throughout Malibu are now being utilized for evacuating eastbound traffic.
  • Large animals are being cared for at the Zuma Beach Parking Lot. There is also an evacuation center for horses and other large livestock at Hansen Dam, located at 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342.
  • There is another equine staging area at Will Rogers State Beach.
  • The closest Red Cross evacuation center is Palisades High School, located at 15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.
  • There are no belongings worth risking your life or your family members’ lives over.
  • If you have not already, register for Nixle alerts from the LASD by texting your ZIP code to 888777.
  • Cal Fire recommends: Leave lights on in the house, doors unlocked, windows closed, air conditioning off.
  • Leave now, if you have not done so already.

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