The largest of the two blazes, the Woolsey Fire, grew to more than 70,000 acres on Saturday after spreading south from Simi Valley in Ventura County to Agoura Hills in Los Angeles County, where the flames jumped the 101 Freeway and continued burning toward the Malibu area. That stretch of the freeway was shut down in both directions on Friday.
The massive blaze was still zero percent contained Saturday morning, though hundreds of firefighters were working around the clock to quell the flames, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.
Two people have been found dead in an area of Los Angeles County where the Woolsey Fire is burning. Autopsies will determine whether the circumstances of the deaths were fire-related, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.