Listen: Malibu Pier, Pierre, Malibu discussed on KNX Midday News with Brian Ping
"Homes, forcing evacuations snarling traffic. The acting governor Newsom has declared states of emergency in LA, and Ventura counties and just a short time ago Malibu now says, yes, the whole city is under a mandatory evacuation order. Let's go live are continuing in depth team. Coverage starts at the Pierre. With can't extent seventies. Margaret carreira. You could definitely tell the whole city is being evacuated. I'm on the northbound side PCH here at the Malibu pier. On the southbound side is just bumper to bumper with traffic, I came up north from Japan to canyon. And there's this traffic on the southbound side as far as the I can see I'm looking at California state flag over here at the Pierre. And it is just whipping along to the wind. Definitely an issue and just to my right up over the mountains here. That's. All the smoke is ominous amounts of smoke is just incredible. I've never seen anything like it. And it just keeps billowing and billowing. I'm going to be making my way a little bit further north you're getting closer towards the Malibu area. Just to see what I can get my eyes on. But definitely people are leaving heating that warning and southbound PCH again, just loaded with traffic, certainly be safe. We'll be bringing you more updates throughout the throughout the day here. Reporting live by the Malibu pier. Margaret Pereiro send it back to you. Guys are Demetrio got into the Malibu area early the a historic Kenan doom right now. What do you say? Well, you've got a massive cloud of smoke. That stretches all the way from Canaan doom road extends all the way out to county line NPR that's about a six to seven mile stretch. The problem is with the smoke is that we don't know exactly. How long the flame lakes are on the hills? Although I'd probably make the guests from going up painted and looking at some of the areas, it's two to three miles of a fire front. They've been trying to do retardant drops with heavy aircraft. And they've done some. But in many cases, they Tanzania Kenya. Too steep visibility nonexistent. Once you get in past about a mile from the Coast Highway itself right now, I'm under a blood, orange sun. That's the cap of where the smoke and the ash stands up in the air. When you go north on north of decker canyon north canyon road. Literally visibility gets. Very very ominous site because all of a sudden the small just shuts down ability and shuts down what you could see on the hillside assigned. The fire itself is not that far away. There are an awful lot of very expensive home. Others. Many after requisite, you know, two hundred feet some even have water tanks and things like that. But with a wins that we are seeing up there in the upper reaches of the canyons thirty forty fifty miles an hour. Not even two hundred feet or is just gonna save your home. We're gonna lose a lot of homes out here today. No doubt about it. Reporting live on pie way, north of peak Demetrio KNX, ten seventy NewsRadio. Yeah. And we've already lost a number of homes, in fact because the fires are burning out of control. They can't even give specific number on. How many homes have burned to the ground in this fire? But they do say it is a significant number. And as Margaret mentioned just a moment ago before peaches talking about PCH, just the jam of cars. Let's check in with our traffic."