A raging wildfire in southern California has triggered a mandatory evacuation order for the entire beachside city of Malibu.
The fire broke out on Thursday north west of Los Angeles and roared south, jumping the US 101 freeway early on Friday and sweeping into the Santa Monica Mountains.
Malibu, known as the home of many Hollywood stars, has about 13,000 residents and lies along 34 kilometres of coast at the southern foot of the mountain range.
Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire is heading towards the ocean, punctuating the message with the declaration: 'Imminent threat!'
The fire has already triggered overnight evacuations of an estimated 75,000 homes in western Los Angeles County and eastern Ventura County.
Another fire was burning farther west in Ventura County, also moving toward the ocean.