By the time it reached the coast late Thursday night, the blaze had burned about 8,000 acres — or 12½ square miles — and was only 10% contained by more than 900 firefighters and deputies.
The flames forced thousands of people from hundreds of homes and torched motorhomes.
“We know the fire is continuing to grow,” Nash told reporters at about 6 a.m. Friday (EDT), adding that firefighters won’t know how much until they check by helicopter during daylight.
The leading edge of the blaze is about 20 miles from Malibu.
Some 2,000 homes are threatened but none have been destroyed (besides the RVs).
(Note: Two homes and 11 vehicles were destroyed in a 12-acre fire in Riverside County, Calif., that fire officials suspect was ignited by a discarded cigarette.)
No injuries have been reported.
The fire began during Thursday morning about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles morning along U.S. 101.
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