Several wildfires burning in California are forcing the evacuation of thousands.
Many structures have already been destroyed in the four blazes burning in the state.
The Thomas fire in Ventura County, the Rye fire, the Skirball fire, and the Creek fire in Los Angeles County.
On Wednesday, December 6th, Los Angeles Fire Department reported a brush fire had started near the Northbound 405 Freeway. Named the Skirball fire, LAFD say that upon arrival this morning around 4:52 a.m., firefighters found six acres burning uphill.
The fire is burning near the Getty Museum, home to many European artworks, and has closed the 405 Freeway northbound.
New LA fire near Getty Museum. 405 N/S shut down. Homes will be lost. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/95E52aF1Ju— Thomsen Smith (@ThomsenTN) December 6, 2017
The latest update says there is currently 350 LAFD firefighter fighting the fire, which is currently listed at 150 acres with 0% containment.
At least four structures have been damaged in the fire.
Selah. It is really bad here. This is what I passed driving into work at 5:45am. iTried to turn around to go home and couldn’t. iDidnt even see the fire until iRode up on it. It was dark until iSaw a gigantic ball of orange. It’s the Bel Air mountains, on the northbound side of the 405 freeway across from the Getty Center. On absolute fire. I’m grateful to be safe; truly grateful. I’m at work with the little one. My boss will make sure I’m ok because she’s thoughtful in that way. My heart is sad today, especially for all the people losing everything and first responders and their families. It is in this moment that my relationship withJESUS means everything to me and that everything my parents ever taught me about HIM trumps the anxiety that’s trying to form in my heart. Please check in with THE LIVING & LOVING GOD. For REAL. His name is #JESUS. #losangeles #fire #405freeway #Selah #God #iLoveYou #YouWillKeepMeSafe #firstresponders #firefighter #police #paramedic #Jesus #Jesus #Jesus #Mercy
The Creek fire, burning in Sylmar, started yesterday at around 3:44 a.m. and is currently estimated at more than 11,000 acres with at least 11 homes destroyed. No loss of life has been reported, but three LAFD firefighters have been injured.