HUGE Wildfire - California - Oct. 10 / Oct. 11, 2019 1,160 views •Premiered Oct 11, 2019 74 3 Share Save Disaster Compilations 21K subscribers A fast-moving wildfire fueled by fierce Santa Ana winds swept into the northern Los Angeles area overnight, destr...
HUGE Wildfire - California - Oct. 10 / Oct. 11, 2019 1,160 views •Premiered Oct 11, 2019 74 3 Share Save Disaster Compilations 21K subscribers A fast-moving wildfire fueled by fierce Santa Ana winds swept into the northern Los Angeles area overnight, destroying homes, forcing mandatory evacuations and sending thousands fleeing.
Mayor Eric Garcetti has declared a state of emergency in the city of L.A. “
Because of the severity of this fire and its capability to escalate, I signed a Declaration of Emergency for the City of Los Angeles about an hour ago,” he said at a late-afternoon press conference. “That’s been received by the county, and our state officials will speak to a state declaration as well.” Garcetti said he has been in touch with Gov. Gavin Newsom since Thursday night to “ensure that we have the resources necessary to knock down these fires and to protect our communities.”
As of early afternoon Friday, all of Los Angeles’ local TV stations were covering the fire live, which fire officials said has burned more than 7,500 acres and is 13% contained. All mandatory evacuations remain in place — the latest being for all of Porter Ranch — as do the red-flag warnings.
At a news conference this afternoon from Hansen Dam, David Richardson, Chief Deputy of Emergency Operations for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, said: “It appears there’s a lull in activity, but don’t be fooled: There’s a lot of open fire line, there a lot of potential for continued growth of this fire. … It’s gonna be a number of days.”
U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman was among those evacuated overnight, as were some other local elected officials.