California wildfire threatens Los Angeles, over 200000 forced to evacuate


The Creek Fire, meanwhile, spread to about 11,000 acres and was also zero percent contained.

Not all forecasts become reality, so LAFD North Division staff conduct real-time weather surveys, monitor Remote Automated Weather Stations (RAWS) in and near the City of Los Angeles and consult the National Weather Service (NWS) to stay abreast of fire weather conditions and forecasts.

Evacuation centers have been established at Delano Recreation Center, 15100 Erwin St., Van Nuys; Balboa RC, 17015 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys; Sherman Oaks RC, 14201 Huston St., Sherman Oaks; and Westwood RC, 1350 Sepulveda Blvd., Westwood.

Most people living in the hills of Los Angeles knew what to do, she said, but it was an especially trying time for people new to the area.

The Getty Center and the nearby Skirball Center, both on the west side of the freeway, did not appear to be threatened, though both remained closed Thursday. NB lanes still blocked. The fire is northeast of the Getty Center and east of the San Diego Freeway. We continue to monitor the situation and will issue updates as we have them. 220 Firefighters on scene.

The museum is now working with the police and fire departments in the area to determine the need for future closures and the evacuation of any personnel.

Multimillion-dollar homes in Bel-Air burned and other areas of the upscale neighborhood were evacuated Wednesday during the latest wildfire to rip across in Southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported. The fire is burning in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles (48km) north of Los Angeles, according to KABC.

Over 1,000 firefighters are struggling to contain the flames that have already destroyed some 80,000 acres in just over a day since the fire broke out and killed at least one person in an area near downtown LA.

. The northbound and southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway, which had previously been shut, have been reopened, KCBS reported.