Calabasas evacuated as wildfire rages through hills of Southern California

Affluent California neighborhood Calabasas evacuated as firefighters work to contain wildfire blaze.
2:28 | 11/12/18

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Transcript for Calabasas evacuated as wildfire rages through hills of Southern California
The city where you are what's the latest pain is the picture. The repainted the picture there is eerily quiet even though it is a holiday the entire city were talking about a community of about twenty to 25000. The entire town under a mandatory evacuation order was issued yesterday the reason for that is because of the proximity to the fire. That's why these more affluent communities in Southern California. You may have heard it through the car dash is Will Smith celebrities such as that. They're all evacuated they all had to pack up and go yesterday afternoon there were a couple of hot spots that caught the attention of firefighters. As the fire was burning up toward some of those closest some fairy. Expensive homes but. That is out. The one of the reasons why this entire city was evacuated just because it. Firefighters need access and not have to worry about people driving around as your game going from hot spot to hot spot. So far so good nothing has really burned here they're been a couple of homes. During the initial stages of the fire that were destroyed near the one O one freeway however. It is eerily quiet here for many of us reporters covering this is his personal. My kids in the mall were evacuated they lived just up the road and I had to go up and take a picture in. Let them know that the everything was okay. But this community until further notice is under a mandatory evacuation order. Soon I'm struck by though the weather behind you icy blue sky I see sunshine and in the days prior we've only seen thick gray smoke in and ash. Very deceiving. It is but if you go down the road a few miles and hang a left to go down las virgin as and heading towards the ocean and you'll see they're great cloud of smoke here at the win this pretty much pushed everything away. What we started chasing this fire recovering and on Friday. It was like a thick smoky fog you could barely see your hand in front Libya and that was a problem for first responders and that's one of the reasons why. You have the mandatory evacuation orders there are the pros they know how to drive through here. But it's deceiving really nice it's a cool brisk morning here for just a few miles away on the other side of the hills. You've got more devastation to deal with because of this catastrophic fire.

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