Its proximity to Tinseltown means that many movie stars have had their houses destroyed or been forced to flee for their own safety. Here's a rundown of the A-listers known to have been affected by the blaze.
Actor Gerard Butler shared a selfie on Instagram showing his home burned to the ground behind him and wrote: "Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. "Heartbreaking time across California.
"Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters."
"If you can, support these brave men and women at SupportLAFD.org. Link in bio," Butler added.
Legendary rocker Neil Young lost his eco-friendly home in the mountains.
Writing on his website, he tore into Donald Trump who had blamed bast forestry management rather than climate change.
He raged: “Imagine a leader who defies science, saying these solutions shouldn’t be part of his decision-making on our behalf.
"Imagine a leader who cares more for his own, convenient option than he does for the people he leads. Imagine an unfit leader.
“Now imagine a fit one.”
Miley Cyrus was also affected by the blaze and confirmed her house "no longer stands".
She tweeted: "Completely devastated by the fires affecting my community. I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now.
"My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong."
Robin Thicke's girlfriend April Love Geary, 23, posted a photo on Instagram showing a wall of smoke and said: “Our house is somewhere in there.
"I’m so sad but so thankful that we all made it out safe.
"Praying for everyone in Malibu, our city is up in flame."
This was followed up by a message from Thicke in which he thanked firefighters and members of the public who tried to save their home.
Will Smith and his family has been forced to their home in Malibu as the wildfires spread.
In an Instagram story on Friday, the actor showed that the fire was visible over the hills from where he stood, outside his home.
He said:“We are not in the evacuation zone but I don’t like it, so we are going to go.”
Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West urged people to "come together" during "these trying times" as her home state of California was still dealing with deadly wildfires and the aftermath of a mass shooting.
Accepting the prize for the reality show of the year at the E! People's Choice Awards for Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kardashian West had a message of unity.
The £18million mansion of Simon Cowell is at risk of being engulfed by flames from the California wildfires.
The X Factor judge, 59, had only shot scenes for the show in the sparkling seven-bedroom beach-side mansion – which he bought last year – just weeks ago.
Lady Gaga has been forced to flee her home as the flames ravage the state.
On Saturday, she tweeted: "I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones.
"I’m sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames. All we can do is pray together & for each other. God Bless You.
"Thank you to the fire fighters, police, first and emergency responders for doing above and beyond everything you can do to help us. You are true heroes. #CaliforniaFire.
"I’m so grateful I love you and god bless you to all the firefighters and first responders who continue fighting this fire.
"You risk your lives for us, and I’m so humbled by your bravery. You are our heroes. #WoolsleyFire."
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