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Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Westside Restaurants Determine Whether to Open or Close During Skirball Fire

Westside Restaurants Determine Whether to Open or Close During Skirball Fire

The Los Angeles Police Department has ordered the evacuation of homes along Casiano Road, Moraga Drive and Linda Flora Drive.

As the fire burns northeast of the Getty Center and east of the 405 (San Diego) Freeway, the museum and other Center facilities are closed to the public.

No evacuation orders were officially in place, however residents should be prepared to get out quickly, Stewart said.

The 50-acre fire was first reported at about 4:50 a.m. on the east side of the northbound lanes, where there are a number of schools and condominium complexes, across the freeway from Skirball Center Drive. A massive wildfire, named the Skirball fire, has overtaken some of the area near the roadway and has threatened residents nearby.

Hundreds of USA firefighters were battling to save homes Tuesday as a dynamic brush fire driven by strong winds exploded to at least 4,000 acres in hours in Southern California. It remained unclear whether any structures had been damaged or destroyed in the fire.

"This fire is very unsafe and spreading rapidly, but we'll continue to attack it with all we've got", Brown said.

It was initially reported at six acres but quickly grew to 50 acres as crews worked against 25 miles per hour winds.

Sylmar resident Virginia Padilla, whose family owns a ranch in Sylmar, told NBC4 the fire killed at least 30 of the ranch's horses.

No fatalities were reported but three firefighters were injured Tuesday in their battle against the Creek Fire, which was zero percent contained Tuesday night.

Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen, who both have homes in Los Angeles, took to Twitter to discuss the fires.

The multiple wildfires in Southern California were spreading so fast in part due to what officials called the strongest Santa Ana winds of the season.

"This has only just begun", he said Tuesday.

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