Colossal flames, blinding smoke, and ash greeted commuters early Wednesday morning (Dec. 6), when a brush fire consumed the hills east of the 405 freeway, prompting mandatory evacuation orders and the complete closures of the popular roadway, according to ABC7.
No civilians or firefighters have been injured, but four homes have been destroyed and 11 damaged.
Fire officials gave an updated estimate of the Creek Fire's size Thursday morning, confirming estimates from Wednesday night that the fire was at 12,605 acres. The fires have been exacerbated by high winds.
Los Angeles Fire Department crews are working both the Creek Fire, which Terrazas said may have burned 14,000 acres above Sylmar, and, on the other end of the city, the Skirball Fire, which erupted in Bel-Air before dawn Thursday. Residents living west of the 405 should brace for evacuations as well in the event the flames cross the freeway. More than 5,000 firefighters have been deployed to combat all of these fires.
Leo Baeck Temple, Stephen Wise Temple, American Jewish University's Familian Campus and the Skirball Cultural Centre all were closed due to the fire, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal reported.
"The Bel-Air fire took out a lot of homes, and it's in the same area as back then".
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If the wind dies down, firefighters will be able to get a handle on the blazes, the chief said.
Evacuation orders first issued Tuesday affected about 150,000 households citywide, according to Garcetti who said "thousands upon thousands of homes" had been protected over the past few days.
Santa Ana winds, which have exacerbated the fire, will be returning Wednesday night and last through Saturday.
The largest and most destructive of the blazes, an 85-square-mile wildfire in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles, had almost reached the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday night after starting 30 miles inland a day earlier.
All Los Angeles Unified School District schools in the San Fernando Valley and some on the west side of Los Angeles - a total of 265 district schools and charter schools - were closed Thursday and will remain shuttered Friday. The 405 North freeway remains closed between the 10 and the 101 freeways, making it challenging to access some local businesses.