Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Celebrities React to Los Angeles Wildfires

Celebrities React to Los Angeles Wildfires

Over the weekend, there have been three fires raging in the Los Angeles area - in Ventura County, Bel Air, and the northeastern San Fernando Valley. The fire, which has already destroyed 16,000 acres, remains uncontrolled and now threatens multiple parts of Los Angeles county, including Brentwood, Hollywood, Bel Air, Sunset, Mulholland, the area near LAX, more.

The fire erupted before dawn in the Sepulveda Pass, just up Interstate 405 from UCLA. The owner had been ordered to evacuate at 5 a.m. this morning with homes in the 1300 address range reportedly on fire.

"These are days that break your heart but also days that shows the resilience of our city", he said.

Rupert Murdoch's Bel Air home and winery are under threat from wildfires.

Misraje, who lives in the hills herself off Mulholland Drive, was staying put and telling her members and any clients to listen to authorities, stay in their homes if their area was not being evacuated to keep the roads free, and to stay inside to avoid the contaminated air.

'It would be safe to say there are hundreds of homes in the area, ' said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

'We are still in the middle of an aggressive and active firefight on the ground, ' said Robert Welsbie, spokesman for the Ventura Fire Department.

Brush Fire Erupts Along 405 Freeway In Sepulveda Pass
The two fires were in addition to the largest blaze, the Thomas fire in Ventura that had destroyed more than 150 homes. Another wildfire started in LA early morning Wednesday, December 6, this time close to the Getty Center .

Wildfires have been burning in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties since Monday evening.

The fire had burned about 50 acres and is quickly spreading, Stewart said.

Some 1,000 firefighters battled to save homes, with one suffering a minor injury, Welsbie said. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency. Residents living west of the 405 should brace for evacuations as well in the event the flames cross the freeway.

The fire affected a number of schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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

Garcetti had signed an emergency declaration on Tuesday for the Creek Fire, 25 miles to the north, that continued to burn out of control, now having consumed more than 11,000 acres and numerous structures.

At around 6 a.m., sheriff's deputies and Los Angeles Police Department officers began evacuations in the 12300 block of Little Tujunga Road down to Foothill Boulevard, according to the LAPD.

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