THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | 2 killed in Southern California fire that’s doubled in size

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | 2 killed in Southern California fire that’s doubled in size

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in Southern California‘s hills and canyons has killed two people and had more than doubled in size by Saturday.

Officials took advantage of temporarily calm conditions to assess damage from the blaze that has burned 109 square miles (282 square kilometers) north and west of downtown Los Angeles.

Firefighters were searching burned-out neighborhoods for new destruction from two blazes that have already destroyed 150 homes.

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