How to Help Those Affected by SoCal Brush Fires

157,000 People Evacuated As Fires Burn in Northern, Southern California

The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the west valley area on Nov. 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the west valley area on Nov. 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services says fires across California have forced 157,000 people from their homes.

Mark Ghilarducci provided the figure at a news briefing on Friday.

Fires are burning in Northern and Southern California.

The fire near the Northern California town of Paradise has grown to nearly 110 square miles (285 square kilometers).

Another fire northwest of Los Angeles has been swept southward toward the ocean by strong Santa Ana winds. Evacuation orders were issued for residents of Malibu.