Malibu Icon Jefferson "Zuma Jay" Wagner Injured in Woolsey Fire

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The longtime stuntman was injured while trying to save his home, but it was destroyed.

Longtime stuntman and Malibu City Councilman Jefferson "Zuma Jay" Wagner has been hospitalized after he was injured in the Woolsey Fire, his colleague, Councilman Skylar Peak said. 

Wagner was injured while trying to save his home from the fire. The house was ultimately destroyed, according to Peak. 

"He remains in the ICU at Santa Monica hospital, and I hope he is going to be OK," Peak said. It is unclear if Wagner suffered burns or smoke inhalation. 

Wagner is also known for running Zuma Jay Surfboards, an iconic fixture on the Pacific Coast Highway near the landmark Malibu Pier. He was elected to a second term on the city council in 2016. 

Wagner is also a practical effects specialist and a former Marlboro Man whose film credits include Into the Wild, Flags of Our FathersPolice Academy 3Inferno and L.A. Heat

As of Sunday, the Woolsey Fire has burned more than 80,000 acres and a mandatory evacuation order is still in place for Malibu. At least 177 structures have burned in the Southern California fires.