Malibu Fire Rages On -- Celebs Being Evacuated?

10/21/2007 2:00 PM PDT

Malibu Fire Rages On -- Celebs Being Evacuated?

The celeb-filled community of Malibu is currently being threatened by a dangerous brushfire, as Malibu residents around Puerco Canyon are being advised to evacuate.

The affected area is north of the Pacific Coast Highway, and only a mile west of Pepperdine University. Authorities fear the fire may jump the now-closed PCH. Over 500 acres have already been destroyed, aided by heavy Santa Ana winds that have been gusting as high as 100 MPH since last night.

Celebrities who live in the area include Britney Spears, Mel Gibson and Olivia Newton-John. No word yet on whether they have been affected. A landmark hillside home known as the "Malibu Castle," owned by socialite philanthropist Lilly Lawrence, burned to the ground.

Story developing ...