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Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

07 December 2017, 01:36 | Pamela Mathis

Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

Many were evacuated from the nearby homes, including Chelsea Handler. Crews were working against 25 miles per hour winds, though authorities said the fire was traveling uphill and was driven by the landscape and not the wind. By mid-morning, the size had grown to about 150 acres.

No injuries had been reported.

The fire has destroyed at least 30 homes and scorched 11,377 acres, authorities said.

They have also been posting images of the inferno as it devastates Los Angeles. "Residents of Mandeville Canyon and Sullivan Canyon should be prepared for evacuation the department said".

The exception to the evacuation order was the Bel Air Crest housing development, which was not threatened, Garcetti said.

"It's a very hard moment, but we will get through this", Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Tuesday, the New York Post reported.

Citywide, about 600 officers were assigned to coordinate security and various "firefighting events, " Beck said.

LA residents are sharing terrifying videos and pics of the county in flames as the Skirball fire rages through the hills. About 700 firefighters responded to what was labeled the Creek Fire. Other agencies assisting including the U.S. Forest Service. Six fixed-wing aircraft were requested from Cal Fire.

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It has been reported that Rupert Murdoch's Bel Air estate is in the line of fire.

The freeway was likely to be impacted for the rest of the morning, Stewart said.

"There was three major fires, one in Ventura and two in Los Angeles County", stated Battalion Chief Ross Macumber. Terrazas urged people to monitor news broadcasts and social media, including www.LAFD.org.

A temporary evacuation center was set up at Hansen Dam.

Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen, who both have homes in Los Angeles, took to Twitter to discuss the fires.

The fire led to the closure of multiple freeways, include the very congested 405. The 405 Freeway in Bentwood has been closed as crews try to tend to the blaze.

Nearly 200,000 people lost power in Ventura County on Tuesday, making it challenging for the 1,100 firefighters to put out the flames.



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