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Wildfire burns in Los Angeles: Live updates

Socialapps.Tech 11 October 28, 2019

President Trump is monitoring the wildfires in California, and federal resources are available, the White House said in a statement.

"We continue to work with the Governor and his staff to determine if additional support is necessary," the statement read.

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“The White House and FEMA have been in contact with State and local officials in California, including Governor Newsom personally. Federal resources have been made available and we continue to work with the Governor and his staff to determine if additional support is necessary. The President will continue to monitor the situation.”

 There are 16 active fires that have burned over 94,000 acres across California this fall.

Los Angeles County firefighters are now fighting a 10-acre blaze near Calabasas, California.

Officials are calling the blaze the Oak Fire, which is threatening structures.

The University of California, Los Angeles announced on Twitter the school is cancelling classes today.

“While #GettyFire poses no immediate threat to campus, members of our campus community live in evacuation areas or may be impacted by closures. Employees should report to work if they can arrive safely,” the university said.

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Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he evacuated earlier this morning due to the Getty Fire.

In a tweet, he urged those affected by the blaze to follow evacuation orders. 

About the fire: The California Highway Patrol closed the southbound 405 freeway from the 101 freeway to Sunset Boulevard due to the blaze, which has scorched 500 acres. The northbound lanes are open.

The fire prompted mandatory evacuations and school closures in the Los Angeles area.

There are 16 active fires that have burned over 94,000 acres across California this fall.

Here's a look at some of the most notable active California wildfires:

  • Getty: 500 acres burned
  • Burris: 350 acres burned, 20% contained
  • Sky: 150 acres burned, 90% contained
  • Sawday: 97 acres burned, 98% contained
  • Tick: 4,615 acres burned, 70% contained
  • Old Water: 145 acres burned, 45% contained
  • Kincade: 66,231 acres burned, 5% contained
  • Caples: 3,434 acres burned, 87% contained
  • Saddle Ridge: 8,799 acres, 97% contained
  • Taboose: 10,296 acres burned, 75% contained

Tanker planes have joined the battle in fighting the Getty Fire. Matt A. Barreto took photos of two planes landing on the Pacific Ocean.

Planes will suck up water, filling their reservoirs, to air drop onto the flames below.

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz has a strong warning for residents in mandatory evacuation zones: "Get the hell out."

“If you’re in the mandatory evacuation zone and you’re still there watching this, you’re an idiot, get the hell out,” Koretz said in a news conference this morning.

He and other city officials urged residents to heed evacuation warnings. 

The sun is rising on the Getty Fire in Los Angeles. It started in the early morning hours but is still roaring.

Here's a look at the scene:

Traffic on the 405 freeway is backed in some sports, and parts of the freeway are reportedly closed. Watch more:

Wildfires are raging across California. CNN meteorologist Chad Myers has the latest on what weather conditions you can expect across the state. 

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