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Fires scorch Sylmar and Ventura County

08 December 2017, 03:10 | Opal Carroll

Clear fresh air in the sky

Clear fresh air in the sky

The Santa Ana condition is expected to continue at least through Thursday.

More than 27,000 people were evacuated and one firefighter suffered bumps and bruises in a vehicle accident in Ventura County.

As of Thursday morning, the fire had destroyed 15 homes and damaged 15 others, officials said.

The video below of the Creek Fire was posted by a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter pilot.

Two firefighters were injured, officials said.

No injuries have been reported.

Authorities reported zero containment on both the Thomas and Creek blazes. The Creek Fire raged through the Lake View Terrace/Sylmar neighborhoods, prompting closures at local restaurants.

Mayor @EricGarcetti has declared a local State of Emergency in response to the #CreekFire.

"This fire is very risky and spreading rapidly, but we'll continue to attack it with all we've got". He advised people to immediately evacuate if they are told to leave an area.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger urged residents in the area with horses and other large animals to consider moving them to alternate shelter even before evacuation orders come through, given how quickly the fire is moving.

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The National Weather Service says that winds are likely to pick up throughout Southern California's coastal and mountain areas and remain risky through at least Friday. "This is a significant period".

Southern California Edison Co. So far it has consumed at least 45,000 acres and burned down at least 150 structures, including a 200-unit apartment complex and Vista Del Mar, a psychiatric hospital.

Almost 180,000 customers in the Ventura County lost power, and schools in the district were closed. The map does not show the location of the fire.

The Thomas Fire burns early Tuesday near the city of Ventura.

Several schools were shut down through Thursday, as well.

The fire affected a number of schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

"This fire is very risky and spreading rapidly, but we'll continue to attack it with all we've got", said Governor Brown.

They hosed down their roof and hit hot spots before winds pushed the fire over a hill toward neighboring Ventura, a city of 106,000 where more people were ordered to clear out.

Incredible firefighting underway in Santa Clarita for the #RyeFire. The ranch staff said they wanted to open the barn doors so the horses could escape, but the fire had become too intense.



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