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07 December 2017, 08:56 | Regina Holmes

High-pressure system. Los Angeles Times

Santa Ana winds

Those winds have since settled down, according to Curbed, but mandatory evacuation orders were issued for an area of Bel Air south of Mulholland Drive, North Sunset Boulevard, the 405 and west of Roscomare Road, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

"I could feel the heat on my windows", said Los Angeleno Joy Newcomb, who also drove by the fire.

UCLA, a few miles south of the fire, said it believed its campus was safe but canceled afternoon and evening classes, citing hard traffic conditions. He says it's nice to be able to give back after teams from all over the country helped fight fires during Montana's record fire season this summer. "We're doing everything we can now to maintain public safety". "This is not 'watch the news and go about your day.' This is pay attention minute-by-minute ... keep your head on a swivel".

The California wildfires have burned through so much acreage in the Golden State that the smoke is visible from space.

The two blazes in the city of Los Angeles came after LAFD had sent firefighters to the massive Thomas Fire in Ventura County.

Smoke rises into the night sky as strong winds push the Thomas Fire across thousands of acres near Santa Paula, California, U.S., December 4, 2017.

Officials there said they couldn't give a precise number of homes destroyed, because flames in burned neighborhoods still were too intense for examination.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury while he and 1,000 battled to save homes from being swept away by the wall of fire.

The winds are expected to pick up in Wednesday evening and Thursday - perhaps as gusty as 50 miles per hour, posing a risk of further spread.

Wind-driven wildfires that broke out in Southern California have destroyed more than 184 homes and forced evacuations of thousands of residents.

The water-dropping planes and helicopters essential to fighting massive fires have been mostly grounded because it's too risky to fly in the strong gusts. Numerous strike teams left early Wednesday morning.

At the Getty, spokesman Ron Hartwig said they "feel confident we've done everything to protect the Getty and the art collection here". "It's going to be a hard night and day".

Officials emphasized the importance of keeping the fire's northern boundary from reaching Ojai.

Any area that has brush in the city is under threat, the chief said.

The fire erupted before dawn in the Sepulveda Pass, just up Interstate 405 from UCLA. "Get in there, get dirty and work hard".

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