Published: Sun, December 10, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

More Than 100 Buildings Destroyed by Creek Fire; Blaze Reaches 80% Containment

More Than 100 Buildings Destroyed by Creek Fire; Blaze Reaches 80% Containment

Twenty-nine horses have burned to death in one of the fires raging in Southern California this week. That blaze destroyed about 500 homes and led to various policy changes, including a prohibition on wood-shingle roofs and the strict requirement to clear brush around properties.

Mandatory evacuations remained in place Thursday for the area north of the 210 Freeway, from Glenoaks Boulevard to Haines Canyon Avenue, as well as south of the 210 Freeway, west of Sunland Boulevard and Stonehurst Avenue, and north of La Tuna Canyon Road.

According to the Associated Press, 25 racing horses valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars each died when eight barns at the San Luis Rey Downs in Bonsall were engulfed in flames on Thursday. More than 5,000 firefighters have been deployed to combat all of these fires.

Firefighters made progress in containing both the Creek and Skirball fires, the latter burning in the ritzy enclave of Bel-Air in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's station in Santa Clarita reported its 911 emergency phone system had failed due to a power outage.

The Getty Center lies shrouded in smoke as seen from the Bel Air district of Los Angeles after the Skirball Fire swept through on Wednesday
More Than 100 Buildings Destroyed by Creek Fire; Blaze Reaches 80% Containment

A fire erupted on Tuesday afternoon in San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles, as three other wildfires in the region burned some 200 homes and other buildings and prompted evacuation orders for at least 150,000 people.

The Creek fire was listed at 4,000 acres by midday.

Situated on steep terrain near along the Sepulveda Pass, the Skirball Fire has destroyed 12 structures, some of which were large mansions situated near the Getty Center museum. According to Cal Fire, five homes and 10 outbuildings have been destroyed. Nearly 1,700 firefighters and other personnel were deployed today against the blaze, which was 20 percent contained as of 8:30 p.m. Red-flag parking restrictions will be lifted at 8 a.m. Friday. The fire rings the city and 5,460 structures are threatened.

In Los Angeles, the Burning index rating, a daily reading of fire danger, is now at 296, according to fire officials, a record.

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