Sports

Multiple wildfires destroy homes in Los Angeles County

Multiple wildfires destroy homes in Los Angeles County

The fire has been kept to the east side of the freeway, and with winds easing, the forward movement of the fire was halted by Wednesday, but firefighters were in a desperate race to contain the blaze before a new round of strong wind gusts Thursday, said LAFD Deputy Chief Charles Butler. Two remain in the hospital, one in critical condition.

Half a dozen wildfires across Southern California continued to burn Friday morning, but firefighters made progress overnight in a week fraught with massive evacuations, highway and school closures and the loss of more than 50 horses. It began at 3:43 a.m. PT, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. There is no word on containment at this time, Cal Fire said.

Los Angeles Police Cmdr.

Mandatory evacuations remained in place Thursday for the area north of the 210 Freeway, from Glenoaks Boulevard to Haines Canyon Avenue, as well as south of the 210 Freeway, west of Sunland Boulevard and Stonehurst Avenue, and north of La Tuna Canyon Road.

The exception to the evacuation order was the Bel- Air Crest housing development, which was not threatened, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The incident caught the attention of a veterinarian, who tranquilized the horse, and the locals helped break down the structure the horse had fallen between and firemen helped get the horse out of the ditch and to an evacuation center, according to Silva's Fox 11 report.




All northbound lanes near the Getty Center have been closed until further notice. Fire officials said a firefighter was injured when the bulldozer he was operating overturned in an attempt to try to cut fire lines on the steep hillsides.

The nearby University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) cancelled all classes on Thursday, despite the university campus lying outside the evacuation zone on the city's west side.

UCLA, Cal State Northridge, Los Angeles Valley College and Santa Monica College canceled classes Thursday. A full list of closed schools was available at lausd.net.

California's governor declared Tuesday a state of emergency in Ventura County as brush fires destroyed hundreds of homes and prompted tens of thousands of residents to evacuate.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials survey damage after the Creek Fire near Sylmar scorched a hillside in a photo released by the Sheriff's Department on December 9, 2017. The fire was burning in the same general area as the devastating Bel- Air Fire of 1961.


  • Season's First Snow Expected To Fall Saturday Morning

    Season's First Snow Expected To Fall Saturday Morning

    A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for Hillsborough County and surrounding areas starting 11 a.m. on December 9 until 3 p.m. Winter Storm Benji is bringing rare snowfall to the Southeast on Friday, and will continue northward throughout the weekend.
    'X-Men' director Bryan Singer 'vehemently denies' rape allegations

    'X-Men' director Bryan Singer 'vehemently denies' rape allegations

    BS was recently fired as director of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody because he was "unexpectedly unavailable" for several days. Sanchez-Guzman is represented by Jeff Herman , the same attorney who worked with previous Singer accuser Michael Egan.
    Soul Calibur 6 Announced, First Gameplay Details Revealed

    Soul Calibur 6 Announced, First Gameplay Details Revealed

    The weapons and character roster is apparently "stellar" and even more so when "combined with a simple control layout". While there isn't much information available at the moment, Soulcalibur VI looks to be powered by the Unreal Engine 4.
  • Saudi Prince is mystery Da Vinci buyer

    Saudi Prince is mystery Da Vinci buyer

    Normally, news of a wealthy and powerful member of Saudi Arabia's royal family buying a piece of art would not raise any interest. But the work will give Riyadh bragging rights in a regional tug-of-war for some of the most expensive art works in the world.
    Yankees in contention as Giancarlo Stanton narrows trade preferences

    Yankees in contention as Giancarlo Stanton narrows trade preferences

    If that were to happen, Stanton could remain in Miami until the trade deadline next season or even the off-season. The San Francisco Giants said earlier this week they have the parameters of a potential trade to land Stanton.
    Facebook Goes Child Friendly With The All New Messenger Kids App

    Facebook Goes Child Friendly With The All New Messenger Kids App

    Davis said that if a parent decides to delete a child's account, Facebook will also delete any data from its own servers. As with Instagram , Facebook or Snapchat, children can add filters or playful drawings to the photos they send.
  • Apple Fixes HomeKit Security Issue In Next OTA Update

    Apple Fixes HomeKit Security Issue In Next OTA Update

    Apple released their iOS 11.2 software update last weekend, the update was rolled out quickly to fix a date bug in iOS. For now, users with 11.2 can not have remote HomeKit functionality until Apple releases an update next week.
    Astronomers Find the Earliest Supermassive Black Hole Ever Discovered

    Astronomers Find the Earliest Supermassive Black Hole Ever Discovered

    Eventually, gravity condensed matter into the first stars and galaxies, which in turn produced light in the form of photons. Astronomers have discovered the oldest supermassive black hole that appeared over 690 million years after the Big Bang .
    Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in Sana'a

    Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in Sana'a

    The fighting in the capital of Sanaa caused residents to cower in their homes as explosions rocked the city overnight. Houthis have recently turned on Saleh, however, and said Monday that they had killed their former ally.
  • Breath of the Wild Dominates The Game Awards 2017

    Breath of the Wild Dominates The Game Awards 2017

    The game also won awards for Best Game Direction and Best Action/Adventure Game. They didn't just announce that it was available for download tonight .
    Portal to make a triumphant return as a Bridge Constructor spin-off

    Portal to make a triumphant return as a Bridge Constructor spin-off

    The adaptation of the Bridge Constructor physics puzzle series launches December 20 for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS. I suggest you stock up on Advil before playing this one.
    Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cake case

    Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cake case

    Phillips then took his case to the Supreme Court and the justices agreed to take it up after mulling it for several weeks. Protesters rally in front of the Supreme Court building on the day the court is to hear the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v.