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-- woman says it looked like lava coming down a volcano.
Monster flames destroying multimillion dollar homes in Southern California and firefighters say.
The threat is not over though now it's starting to look like things may be improving we'll get to that crews battling -- Out of control wildfire in the coastal community of modest ego it's a popular hide away for the rich and famous were stars from Charlie chaplain.
Back in the day that Oprah these days of owned homes.
The home of the actor Christopher Lloyd of back to the future fame is among those destroyed were told this is video firefighters trying to save the place but no good.
The fire fueled by seven -- eight mile an hour winds overnight.
Burning a hundred homes in the college dorm to the ground thousands of residents evacuated at least thirteen -- that have been injured.
The governor there Arnold Schwarzenegger declaring a state of emergency for all of Santa Barbara County this afternoon and the sun downer winds.
Set to kick up again this evening they are on the way montesinos' right here south and east of Santa Barbara flames have already -- they tell -- about 2500 acres.
-- Adam how these in the middle of the fire zone -- improvements.
Yes we have to have is an improvement you talked about the one witness is it looked like there -- lot of coming down hillsides are we came in this morning about 2 AM it reminded me -- the Malibu fires last year.
Same -- a topography with a real steep hills in that narrow canyons the fire literally jumping from hillside to hillside.
Behind me is one of the homes rose 100 homes destroyed -- were a lot of multimillion dollar homes destroyed but also some modest homes as well this one as you can tell.
Nothing left of it will that a ball Shepperd what the problem is now is this year having the wall frame flames right now BC -- -- -- spot fires jeopardizing his before when -- -- the fires.
These are all smoldering potential.
New fires and so the trying to use the firefighters try to get into all these areas put out these little spot fires before those winds come back shepherd because when a comeback tonight that could potentially start up again what we saw last night.
Any idea what started this thing.
You know if there were some rumors -- -- there's some downed power lines are hard to believe we're talking about seventy mile an hour winds but the firefighters this points -- they won't give us any idea.
What the causes there's still looking.
For what that might be they say they have the area spotted though this it's up near the tea garden thus the name of the fire.
All right Adam housing -- I want to add this this is just crossed to us.
From our network news service affiliate KABC in Los Angeles the ABC owned and operated station but our network news service affiliate.
That the actor Rob Lowe has just talk to them he and his family.
I have supposedly just -- Running from a war raging -- little kids whether he's a 44 year old actor who said -- -- telephone interview with our affiliate there.
That to the station that the entire mountain around his -- go home was on fire flames are shooting 200 feet in the air and they just high tailed it out of there.
More on that as the day progresses.
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