According to LAPD: Residents by Casiano Rd, Moraga, & Linda Flora in West Los Angeles being evacuated/are evacuated for the 405 brush fire. 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.
"We expect to be out here all week fighting and containing this fire", Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, as some 1,100 personnel continued to battle the blaze. So far it has consumed at least 45,000 acres and burned down at least 150 structures, including a 200-unit apartment complex and Vista Del Mar, a psychiatric hospital. The museum was closed for the day due to the fire.
"Now, everything that I have, except for my lovely family, is gone", she said.
It was initially reported at six acres but quickly grew to 50 acres as crews worked against 25 miles per hour winds. The fire quickly devoured dry chaparral, as the county has been in a period of moderate drought.
"It's a very hard moment, but we will get through this", Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Tuesday, the New York Post reported.
LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas noted that red flag conditions are expected to remain in effect at least through Friday, with gusting Santa Ana winds presenting a continuing danger of rapidly spreading blazes.