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East Contra Costa Fire Sends Strike Team to Los Angeles County

East Contra Costa Fire Sends Strike Team to Los Angeles County

The 405 North freeway remains closed between the 10 and the 101 freeways, making it challenging to access some local businesses. All were in stable condition, with at least two of them expected to be released from hospitals Wednesday, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Shortly after 6 a.m., mandatory evacuations were ordered for Moraga Drive, Linda Flora Drive, and Casiano Road, down to Bellagio Road, according to the LAFD. Firefighters worked against high winds, hampering their ability to contain the fires.

The winds were part of the season's "strongest and longest" Santa Ana event.

In Los Angeles, the Creek Fire went from 4,000 acres to 11,000 in a matter of hours Tuesday.

Sylmar resident Virginia Padilla, whose family owns a ranch in Sylmar, told NBC4 the fire killed at least 30 of the ranch's horses.

Macumber add that they were able to get a team together quickly because lot of guys stepped up and wanted to go to help out-two engineers were sent to help prevent driver fatigue with the long trip.

"This has only just begun", he said Tuesday.

The blaze was 0% contained and residents had been evacuated from an area covering more than 20 square miles.

Evacuation centers have been established at Delano Recreation Center, 15100 Erwin St., Van Nuys; Balboa RC, 17015 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys; Sherman Oaks RC, 14201 Huston St., Sherman Oaks; and Westwood RC, 1350 Sepulveda Blvd., Westwood. For small animals, shelters were in place at West Valley Animal Shelter, 20655 Plummer St., and the East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen St.

All Santa Monica-Malibu Los Angeles Unified School District schools will be closed Wednesday due to the fire.

Twenty- one charter schools in the area also will be closed today.

Southern California faces another day of horrifying fire and destruction as the devastating Skirball fire moves west toward Los Angeles.

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