Source: DigitalGlobe

Here’s where the Woolsey fire burned through the hills of Southern California

By Jon Schleuss and Priya Krishnakumar

One of the largest fires to hit L.A. County has torn through nearly 150 square miles and left a burn scar from Bell Canyon to the Pacific Ocean. New satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe shows the extent of the Woolsey Fire, which continues to burn through Southern California. Two people have died in the fire, which has destroyed at least 435 structures and grown to 96,314 acres. The fire is 35% contained, but firefighters are continuing to battle new hot spots to prevent it from growing further.

Where the fire spread

Fueled by extremely dry conditions and strong winds, the fire spread rapidly after it started north of the 101 Freeway, near Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills. By Friday, the fire had jumped the freeway and roared through the hills of Malibu.

Source: USGS, OpenStreetMap, Nextzen

Destruction comes to Malibu

The hilly terrain in communities near Malibu and Agoura Hills suffered some of the heaviest devastation from the fire. DigitalGlobe satellite imagery shows the Woolsey fire hit areas south of the 101 Freeway particularly hard.

Among the areas left in ruin was Western Town, an Old West film set at Paramount Ranch that has been featured in several films since the 1940s.

And while the campground at Malibu Creek State Park remained largely untouched, the buildings in the back of the park are gone and the landscape was charred black beyond the parking lot.

Source: DigitalGlobe. Fire perimeter as of 10 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Seminole Springs

One of the clearest images of the destruction so far is from a mobile home park in the Malibu Hills, which was nearly completely leveled in the fire.

Source: DigitalGlobe

Point Dume

The fire burned south into Malibu, destroying at least 11 homes along Dume Drive as far south as Greenwater Road.

Source: DigitalGlobe