Southern California is suffering an outbreak of large wildfires, thanks in part to strong Santa Ana winds and dry conditions that are expected to persist through most of the week. He warned that those who've been evacuated should not expect to return to their homes Tuesday night."Be ready to go", Garcetti said at a news conference as sirens screamed in the distance. 4 structures confirmed destroyed, may be up to 6.This all according to Los Angeles Mayor.
"Resources are fully engaged saving lives and defending property", she said. There is now a mandatory evacuation zone for residents on either side of the 405 freeway, map is below.
We will continue to give the latest updates as we get them. This is now the fifth fire burning in the region. Two firefighting helicopters have been assigned. 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. The Los Angeles Police Department was on a citywide tactical alert, which allows commanders maximum flexibility in deploying resources.
Mandatory Evacuations are in effect.
The Associated Press reports a new blaze erupted near Los Angeles in the Ventura, Calif., area early Wednesday. For small animals, shelters were in place at West Valley Animal Shelter, 20655 Plummer St., and the East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen St.
Twenty- one charter schools in the area also will be closed today. Northbound lanes remain closed.