Mandatory evacuations are in place in Bel Air this morning as a fast-moving brush fire that erupted near the 405 freeway near the Getty Center climbed up the hillside, threatening an unknown number of homes.
The fire was first reported around 5 a.m.at the northbound 405 at Mulholland Drive. Residents in Sullivan Canyon and Mandeville Canyon were told to be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice.
More than 350 firefighters were deployed to the scene along with 52 fire engines and six aircraft, officials said.
"We are losing some property and that is tragic, but the most important thing is peoples' lives", said City Councilman Paul Koretz.
Simultaneously, other wildfires are blazing in different parts of the Southland including the 65,000-acre Thomas fire in Ventura County, the 11,000-acre Creek fire near Sylmar and Lake View Terrace and the 7,000-acre Rye fire in Santa Clarita area, ABC7 reported. UCLA announced classes were voluntary Wednesday and urged all faculty and students living off-campus to stay home. Residents living west of the 405 should brace for evacuations as well in the event the flames cross the freeway. This is now the fifth fire burning in the region.
"Today was the scariest morning commute of my life", one person wrote alongside a jaw-dropping photo.
California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, freeing state funds and resources to assist the more than 1,000 firefighters battling the flames around the clock.
UPDATE (9:50 am) Up to 150 acres and 0% contained.
Huge, fast-spreading wildfires in southern California have already destroyed at least 200 homes.
The wind and the fires are expected to continue whipping up at least until the end of the day on Thursday, said Umansky. Wind speeds could increase in the coming days, reaching as much as 60 miles per hour through Thursday, officials said. 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!"
"These are days that break your heart but also days that shows the resilience of our city", he said.
The petition says Anderson, 21, walked the woman home after meeting her for the first time at a bar and drinking. Oklahoma faces Georgia in a College Football Playoffs semifinal on January 1 at the Rose Bowl .
Sweet day today with Spencer and his #wordswithfriends friend, Roz, watching them bond in person for the first time. Although, Sleyon hadn't played " Words With Friends " for about a year, he still considered Guttman a good friend.
Brent oil for February gave up $1.64, or 2.6%, to $61.22 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange, its lowest since November 2. US crude inventories dropped by 5.48 million barrels last week, the API said Tuesday, according to people familiar with the data.
Doing anything else would have risked potentially prejudicing the outcome of the ongoing police investigation. The pair were suspended by the European Central Bank from global cricket until further notice.
There's a simple reason Facebook is starting to focus on children: Kids are already using technology anyway. The social network also is looking at building controls around how much time a child can spend on the app.
The IOC also imposed lifetime Olympic ban on Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, organizer of soccer's 2018 World Cup. Athletes in other Summer Olympic sports could compete only if certified by their respective worldwide federations.
Being an always connected PC, the laptop comes with up to 22 hours of video playback on a single charge, and over 30 days standby. All the promises that are made by the two tech giants are an indication of great future for innovation in the tech industry.
The Razorbacks have been scouring the coaching market since firing Bret Bielema on November 24 following a 4-8 season in 2017. Now that SMU program is going to a bowl game and I think they're in the top 10 in the country in scoring offense.
The group said in a stock exchange announcement: "Steinhoff will update the market as the aforesaid investigation proceeds". South African billionaire and chairman of the company, Christo Wiese, will run the company on a temporary basis.
But the prevention methods are trivial, meaning more than 20 million under-13-year-olds are thought to be using the network. . Which is why the endgame is still fairly clear, even if Facebook is playing the "we only want to keep your kids safe " card.
2 students shot near Washington high school, police say
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office says two students were shot at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham Tuesday afternoon. But before the fight started, someone in the getaway auto fired multiple rounds, hitting the two students. "Pretty scary.
Honor V10 with AI dual rear cameras announced
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MI weather today: Last really warm day for a long time
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