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LAFD Deploys Drones for First Time to Survey Damage, Patrol Hotspots in Skirball Fire

For the first time ever this week, the Los Angeles firefighters used unmanned aerial vehicles as they battled the 475-acre Skirball Fire burning near Bel-Air. 373 more words

Local News

California fires: 'Firefighters taking a beating' as Santa Ana winds rage

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Nicole Chavez and Paul Vercammen, CNN

Updated 2141 GMT (0541 HKT) December 7, 2017


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United States

Wildfires rage across southern California


© AFP / by Veronique DUPONT | Firefighters battle the “Thomas Fire” in Ventura County

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Wildfires fueled by strong and unpredictable winds raged across southern California on Thursday, sweeping into the upscale suburbs of Los Angeles, America’s second-largest city.Tens of thousands of people fled their homes amid apocalyptic scenes of entire hillsides engulfed in billowing smoke and towering plumes of flame. 473 more words

Los Angeles

Wildfires Spur Thousands to Evacuate in Southern California

Officials close a 17-mile stretch of the main coastal freeway as firefighters battle four blaze

A wildfire burned near the 101 freeway in Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday.CreditHilary Swift for The New York Times… 618 more words

Los Angeles

Some Evacuation Orders to Be Lifted for Skirball Fire Area: LAPD

Firefighters seemed to be gaining the upper hand on the Skirball fire burning in the hills near the Getty Center with containment growing to 20 percent Thursday morning. 568 more words

Local News

Firefighter Hurt As Crews Make Progress In Skirball Fire

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A wildfire that destroyed homes in the Sepulveda Pass and Bel-Air was about 20 percent contained Thursday.

The Skirball Fire has burned at least 475 acres and is 20 percent contained after the blaze broke out early Wednesday morning and destroyed at least four homes and damaged 12 others in short order. 311 more words


Firsthand Fire Pics

Bro-in-law Mario V. was driving southbound on the 405 through the
Sepulveda Pass this morning at 5:30 a.m. and snapped these photos on his iPad.