Video shows fire raging near California freeway

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Seven firefighters suffered injuries that aren't considered life-threatening while fighting the blaze.

How are decisions made by the Los Angeles Fire Department to strategically place resources on days of high wildfire hazard?

In a photo provided authorities, firefighters work as homes burned in Ventura, Calif., in the early morning hours of Dec. 5, 2017. I looked to my left - the hillside was on fire.

"We have a very sophisticated filtration system that was built into the Getty and it literally reverses the flow of air", Hartwig said. A number of procedures occur each day to determine the BI in Los Angeles.

But the hard-won progress of firefighters could be erased Thursday. An orange and black singed sky fills the screen. The Creek fire and Skirball Fire are also not contained. Its website says it was closed to protect its collection from smoke. "Our thoughts are with all our neighbors, and our thanks to the first responders working to keep us safe".

Ashford said he is happy to help.

The University of California, Los Angeles, has canceled classes for the rest of the day due to difficult traffic problems stemming from a wildfire. In addition to the shutdown of a stretch of the 101 on Thursday, a portion of the 405 freeway was closed in both directions for a time on Wednesday.

Two homes are burning in a wildfire that has erupted in an exclusive ridge-top neighborhood in Los Angeles, the latest to hit fire-plagued Southern California.

Heavy Santa Ana winds blamed for spreading the infernos still threaten to multiply the destruction.

Six firefighters from Evergreen and two trucks were preparing to leave Wednesday.

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

But many people have been evacuated and many have already lost homes.

"When he came running toward us, that's when I realized this is not controlled at all", Rivera told NBC News. For the North Bay in particular, it provides an invitation to rebuild creatively, in ways that are consistent with what we know about the local environment. "There will be no ability to fight fire in these kinds of winds".

President Donald Trump tweeted for people to follow the advice of emergency officials.

Just north in Ventura County the "Thomas" blaze continued unabated, after erupting in the hills of oak and scrub north of Santa Paula, powered by strong seasonal guests known as Santa Ana winds. They also warned of isolated gusts of up to 80 mph in the mountains. "So please, take this serious, pack a bag, be ready to go".

Pre-dawn videos of the 150-acre blaze, dubbed the Skirball Fire because of its proximity to the Skirball Cultural Center, showed bright flames glowing ominously close to motorists.