Homes burn as wildfire chars Los Angeles' exclusive Westside

Homes burn as wildfire chars Los Angeles' exclusive Westside

The new fire started in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles and was reported to the Frie Department around 5 a.m. local time. The fire so far has burned around 50 acres.

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

At around 6 a.m., sheriff's deputies and Los Angeles Police Department officers began evacuations in the 12300 block of Little Tujunga Road down to Foothill Boulevard, according to the LAPD. Those in the area were ordered by the Los Angeles Fire Department to evacuate.

In Ventura County, about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles, a wildfire has burned more than 101 square miles and endangers 12,000 structures, reported The Associated Press.

The fire was zero percent contained as of Wednesday morning, Terrazas said.

"We have no reports of any civilian fatalities or injuries, which speaks to the fact people are evacuating", county Fire Chief Daryl Osby said. The area from Sayre Street to the 5 and 14 freeways split was under voluntary evacuation, according to L.A. Deputy Mayor Jeff Gorell.

A horse is evacuated along Osborne street at the Creek fire Tuesday morning.

The Getty Center was already set to be closed Wednesday due to the other wildfires burning in Southern California. And the Los Angeles Unified School District said the student bodies of Hubbard and Harding schools in Sylmar would be redirected to San Fernando High School at 11133 O'Melveny San Fernando.

A helicopter makes a water drop on the 11,000 acre Creek fire now burning in the Angeles National Forest above Sylmar. More than 600 firefighters battled the blaze amid strong Santa Ana winds, some gusting at 70 miles per hour.

Los Angeles Mission College's Main Campus at 13356 Eldridge Ave. and the East Campus at 12890 Harding St., both in Sylmar, were closed for the day.

Standing in front of 80-year-old mom's house and waiting it out, despite the evacuation, Marcus Pappas, who works in medical device sales, was on hand to organize mom's stuff, and stay on patrol, until the last minute.