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California wind, fire danger hit unprecedented high

08 December 2017, 05:25 | Opal Carroll

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In the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, the Creek Fire had blackened more than 11,000 acres and forced the evacuation of 2,500 homes and a convalescent center north of Interstate 210. "You've got heavy, heavy brush, you've got the dryness - obviously, we haven't had any rain at all".

Violent Santa Ana winds continued to hamper efforts as gusts hit up to 80 miles per hour at their peak.

The University of California, Los Angeles announced that classes would be cancelled on Thursday due to the campus' proximity to the fire.

About 700 homes and an apartment building were evacuated. According to its website, the museum was closed on December 5 and December 6 "to protect the collections from smoke from fires in the region", but as of now, the art inside is staying put.

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But one group standing its ground is the employees of the Getty Museum, which happens to be right on the edge of the evacuation line. We are concerned about staff and families as this smoke, air quality and fire threat may turn very quickly throughout the day.

The fire also caused the closing of the Los Angeles Eruv, which uses fences and phone lines affected by the fire to define the public area needed to allow Orthodox Jews to carry items outdoors on Shabbat, according to the Jewish Journal. Around 2,200 residents remained evacuated and several schools were closed, including UCLA, although the university's medical facilities remained open.

Emails have been sent to both Riviera and Bel-Air clubs. More than 300 personnel from the Los Angeles Fire Department are on the scene and are being supported by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, LAPD and the Angeles National Forest and CalFire, officials said during a Wednesday afternoon news conference. That blaze destroyed about 500 homes and led to various policy changes, including a prohibition on wood-shingle roofs and the strict requirement to remove brush from around properties.



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