Finally, he decided to make a run for it, hopping in his vehicle and driving home through flames that lapped at the Pacific Coast Highway. In Los Angeles and Ventura counties, a significant number of homes were destroyed or damaged, fire officials said.
At least 25 people have died in massive wildfires in California, authorities reported late Saturday.
Much of the northern two-thirds of the state, including where the fire is burning, is abnormally dry, according to a US government analysis.
Its death toll now equals that of the Griffith Park Fire in 1933, the deadliest wildfire on record in California.
The Woolsey Fire doubled in size from Friday night into Sunday, threatening thousands of homes after triggering mandatory evacuation orders for a quarter million people in the upscale Malibu beach colony as well as other communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
In Butte County in Northern California, the Camp Fire, which erupted Thursday, has burned 117,000 acres, killed 42 people and destroyed 6,453 homes as of Tuesday morning, reported the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection.
Meanwhile, the Woolsey Fire burned down a portion of Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills known as "Western Town", where hundreds of movies and television shows, including HBO's "Westworld", have been filmed, dating back to the 1920s. The severely burned bodies were discovered in a long residential driveway in Malibu, home to a multitude of Hollywood celebrities. "God bless them all".
The Republican president has previously blamed California officials for fires and threatened to withhold funding, saying the state should do more to remove rotten trees and other debris that fuel blazes.
Southern Californians like Fultz battered by the wildfires got to take a breath Saturday and take store of what the wildfires did to them. The university said it was closing Malibu campus and its Calabasas campus to the north until November 26 but classes would be remotely administered online and through email.
A total of 83,275 acres had burned, but officials still had no updates on the number of structures destroyed.
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Wind gusts could reach up to 50 miles per hour in higher elevations and 30 miles per hour for lower elevations, the National Weather Service said.
"We know Mother Nature has given us some reprieve today", he said, "but I need everyone to remain vigilant". The winds are not blowing.
"We are entering a new normal", said Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen, noting at a news conference that California's fires in 2018 grow far more quickly than they did even 10 years ago.
Kelly said he had filled trash cans with water, soaked towels and readied a garden hose to defend his home early Friday, but when the air filled with smoke he and his wife fled the community where he has lived for 28 years and raised two children.
"These winds will be severe if not more severe than we saw in the last few days", Cal Fire Unit Chief Scott Jalbert said. Still, her death has been hard on her 84-year-old father, Robert, who also may have lost his home, she said.
Ben Watkins drove through flames trying to get back to his home in Los Angeles.
He said firefighters' objectives for Saturday included perimeter control along the 101 freeway, and in Bell Canyon and Malibu Canyon. He warned that his department would have "zero tolerance" for stealing.
An additional 35 people have been reported missing and three firefighters have been injured.
"If you come here with the intent of taking advantage of this situation, we will arrest you and you will go to jail", Buschow said.