A deadly wildfire broke out on the west side of Interstate 405 in an area known as the Sepulveda Pass, near the Getty Center museum, around 1:30 a.m. Los Angeles area has experienced several wildfires in recent weeks because of strengthened Santa Ana winds and a lack of rain.
Southern California, officials issued smoke and dust advisories due to several wildfires burning in the region.
Millions of Californians are smelling smoke after a new round of wildfires ignited this week, bringing with it another round of power blackouts, evacuations, and air quality alerts.
Meanwhile, the Kincade Fire burning in the northern part of the state has sent a plume of smoke over the San Francisco Bay Area, triggering a Spare the Air alert for the region to encourage residents to drive less to reduce pollution.
More than 1300 firefighters race to contain flames before extreme winds return. The Kincade Fire has burned more than 16000 acres in Sonoma County, destroyed structures and forced residents to evacuate.
Battalion Chief Richard Fields, the head of the LAPD department’s Unmanned Aerial Systems program, has requested more drones to fight the wildfire. At least 1,300 firefighters and eight helicopters were battling the fire. At least 31 structures have been damaged or destroyed, but officials did not specify how many were homes.