Los Angeles is up in flames and ritzy homes are ablaze

Wildfires make for a smokey morning on Venice beach

The location is near the Skirball Cultural Center and the Getty Center. In October, more than a dozen fires blazed through the northern part of the state, burning thousands of acres along the way. "Residents of Mandeville Canyon and Sullivan Canyon should be prepared for evacuation the department said".

The L.A. Times reports: "The fire was estimated to cover some 50 acres by 6:20 a.m., but Los Angeles fire officials said it was being fueled by 25 miles per hour winds and would likely grow even more". It remained unclear whether any structures had been damaged or destroyed in the fire. Kim said, "I pray everyone in Los Angeles is safe from these fires and THANK YOU to all of the fire fighters working so hard to keep everyone safe!"

According to a report from the museum on its Twitter account Wednesday morning, "Air filtration systems are protecting the galleries from smoke". There is now a mandatory evacuation zone for residents on either side of the 405 freeway, map is below.


As firefighters tenaciously battled flames from several major fires that all flared in just 24 hours in Southern California, animal lovers anxious about their pet's safety with as many as 150,000 people under mandatory evacuation orders. The ongoing Creek Fire in the Sylmar area has scorched more than 11,000 acres. Evacuations have also been ordered in the Shallow Hills area, between Wentworth Street to the north, Wheatland Avenue on the west and Sunland Boulevard to the south. 220 Firefighters on scene. Some 100,000 people have evacuated already, and Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said crews would likely be battling the blaze for days.

Their luxury home in Bel-Air, which they had just put on the market three days ago, was "in the middle of it all", he said.

Strong winds were hindering the deployment of firefighting aircraft, according to fire officials.

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