A raging fire is encroaching on celebrity homes in Los Angeles

A raging fire is encroaching on celebrity homes in Los Angeles

A raging fire is encroaching on celebrity homes in Los Angeles

Share this article: A firefighter uses a fire hose on a past blaze. The fire has destroyed some homes as it spread into the Bel Air area.

UPDATE: (5:50 a.m.) Fire now burning 50 acres.

The National Weather Service predicted "extremely critical fire weather", saying wind gusts could hit 70 miles per hour in some areas.

Trump in a tweet is also encouraging everyone "to heed the advice and orders of local and state officials" and thanking first responders for their "incredible work!"

Umansky, who has opened his home to one family and said another two were on their way, said the street most affected this morning was south Casiano Road in Bel-Air.

The Getty Center closed the day before the fire to prevent any harm to its collection from smoke from existing fires in Los Angeles County.

California has suffered through some of its most catastrophic fires ever this year.

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The strongest Santa Ana winds of the season drove multiple wildfires in Southern California this week. 4 structures confirmed destroyed, may be up to 6.This all according to Los Angeles Mayor.

Thomas was the largest of a number of wildfires that broke out across Southern California following the onset of the Santa Ana winds.

Photos and videos posted on social media from people near the Skirball Fire showed Armageddon-like conditions near the 405 Freeway.

On Tuesday, two risky fires swept through southern California, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate.

The Skirball fire started near the Getty Museum, Skirball Cultural Center and 405 freeway, and has already burned 150 acres. He joined a chorus of officials urging residents to immediately evacuate if they are told to do so. The La Tuna Fire in September also sent massive amounts of smoke into the air above Los Angeles and forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

Large-animal evacuation centers at Pierce College, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center and Hansen Dam Recreation Area quickly reached capacity. More than 27,000 citizens had been evacuated by Wednesday afternoon, and evacuation orders were mounting at the locations of the various LA County fires.

The campus, which houses collections ranging from pre-20th century European paintings to Roman and Greek antiquities, tapestries, photographs and manuscripts, sits on the west side of Sepulveda Pass, a major thoroughfare on the city's west side.

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