Creek Fire burns 1000 acres in LA foothills; Evacuation orders in place

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

The other 10 homes were within Los Angeles city limits, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Helicopters on sight. Evacuation centers set up at rec centers.

UPDATE: (8:00 a.m.) According to Getty Museum Twitter, The Getty Center is closed to the public today. "Thus far, their dedicated efforts have prevented the loss of life", said Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) on its official website.

The Getty Center, which has an air filtration system to protect its galleries, is closed Wednesday due to smoke from all the area wildfires.

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck urged local residents to evacuate immediately if they were told to leave, noting that strong winds are expected to continue through at least Thursday.

Residents are being asked to evacuate the area south of Mulholland, east of the 405, north of Sunset and west of Roscomare.

A brush fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar, charred almost 11,400, destroyed about 30 homes and prompted the evacuation of more than 100,000 people from their homes, raged on for a second day Wednesday even though air crews made overnight water drops in a bid to douse the flames. The Skirball fire has burned more than 50 acres as Santa Ana winds continue to create risky conditions. 220 Firefighters on scene.

At about 7 a.m. the reported size of the fire was 50 acres, but it may have grown significantly since then. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for parts of Bel Air as the fire approaches homes in the area. All North Bound lanes of the 405 are closed in the area. "They're stuck, too, they can't get in or out".

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