Many Remain in Shelters With Creek Fire Near Sylmar 10% Contained

A firefighting helicopter is seen above the Creek Fire on Dec. 5 2017

A firefighting helicopter is seen above the Creek Fire on Dec. 5 2017

More than 230,000 people have had to leave their homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

As firefighters tenaciously battled flames from several major fires that all flared in just 24 hours in Southern California, animal lovers anxious about their pet's safety with as many as 150,000 people under mandatory evacuation orders.

"These are days that break your heart".

The fire burned up hillsides on the east side of the pass into expensive neighborhoods that are now under evacuation orders.

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The massive blazes showed no signs of stopping as roaring winds fueled flames that feasted on the tinder-dry conditions in the region.

The fire broke out at 3:42 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Gold Creek and Little Tujunga roads in the Kagel Canyon area. Getty officials said both museums will reopen Friday.

More than 350 firefighters were deployed to the scene along with 52 fire engines and six aircraft, officials said. As of 9:30 a.m., off-ramps along the northbound 405 Freeway are closed at the 10 Freeway to Mulholland Drive, and southbound 405 off-ramps are closed from Mulholland to Sunset Boulevard, a CHP spokesman said. "The sky was bright orange".

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She tweeted, "Just evacuated my house". Fixed-wing aircraft are unable to fly and gusts of up to 45 miles per hour are being felt, LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said. The air throughout the gallery is filtered by a system that forces it out, rather than a filtration method which would bring air in. "The buildings themselves are made of travertine and metal panels".

"I don't want to use the word confident", he said. "While we are anxious and will be until the last ember is out, we believe the art collection is in the safest place they can be". In an interview with blogger Lee Rosenbaum, Ron Hartwig of the Getty said that the institution "was really designed and built to protect against disasters like a major fire". So far, the fires have claimed more than 83,000 acres of land, leading to the evacuation of thousands of people and the temporary closure of I-405, which runs right alongside the Getty near Los Angeles's Bel-Air neighborhood.

"The thing that stopped that fire was the wind died down", Terrazas said.

The wind and the fires are expected to continue whipping up at least until the end of the day on Thursday, said Umansky.

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The Moraga Estate, a large home and vineyard owned by Fox media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is also reportedly in the path of the flames, according to Bloomberg. One firefighter was injured but has since been released from the hospital, officials said.

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