Skirball, Los Angeles

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  • Incident Name: Skirball, Los Angeles
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: LAFD
  • Size (acres): 422
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: December 17, 2017
  • Personnel: 61
  • Structures Destroyed: 6

Skirball, Los Angeles City Fire Department. One mile south of Bel Air, CA. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.

December 11, 2017 at 6:53 AM

INJURIES/FATALITIES:
Two firefighter minor injuries

STRUCTURES DAMAGED / DESTROYED:
12 structures damaged
6 structures destroyed

EVACUATION INFORMATION:
All evacuations have been lifted

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The City of Los Angeles has additional information available including Evacuation Centers and Animal Shelters at: http://emergency.lacity.org/skirball-fire
All schools affected by the Skirball Fire may reopen on Monday, December 11, 2017.
Scheduled trash pick up may resume on Monday December 11, 2017.

FREEWAY / ROAD CLOSURES:
All road closures have been lifted with no restrictions.

December 8, 2017 at 6:16 PM

As of Friday, December 8th, at 5:00 p.m. additional residents in portions of the Skirball Fire Evacuation area are allowed to return home. Evacuation orders have been lifted for all of Bellagio and Casiano roads north of Moraga Drive. Access to Casiano Road south of Mulholland is open to residents only. Please bring proof of residency if you are trying to access this area. Moraga Drive evacuation orders remain in effect from the security gate entrance northbound into the estates area. Moraga Drive south of that location to Bellagio Road is now open without restriction. Evacuation orders remain in effect on Linda Flora Drive between the 1000 block and the 1900 block.

REPOPULATION AWARENESS

  • Please Drive SLOWLY and watch the road
  • Be aware Firefighters are still in your community providing service
  • While driving, please be mindful of Fire Apparatus traveling and parking on your street

The following streets are still under Mandatory Evacuations with no access to residents:

  • Linda Flora Dr. North of the 1000 block remains closed
  • Linda Flora Dr. South of 1894 Linda Flora Dr. remains closed
  • Moraga Dr. north of the security gate entrance remains closed

The following streets will be open to residents only:

  • Casiano Road South of Stephen S. Wise Drive

(Stephen S. Wise Temple has NO access restriction)

The following streets will be open with NO access restriction:

  • Bellagio and Casiano roads from Moraga Drive northbound

 

All closures will be re-evaluated on Saturday, December 9. We thank the community for their support and patience.

 

December 7, 2017 at 8:07 PM

UCLA to resume scheduled classes and campus activities Friday. Hospitals and clinics remain fully operational. Los Angeles firefighters are moving to contain nearby Skirball Fire.

December 7, 2017 at 7:58 AM

On Wednesday December 6, 2017, at 4:52 a.m., LAFD firefighters responded to a brush fire near the Northbound San Diego (I-405) Freeway and Mulholland Drive. There are presently more than 400 LAFD firefighters assigned to what is called the “Skirball Fire”, with resources from allied agencies supporting the firefight.

No serious injuries to civilians or firefighters have been reported.

MANDATORY EVACUATION for area east of 405 Fwy South of Mulholland Dr, West of Roscomare Rd, and North of Sunset Blvd.

EVACUATION ADVISORY issued for areas west of the 405 Freeway. Be prepared to evacuate in the areas west of the 405, between Mulholland to the North, Sunset Blvd to the South and Mandeville Canyon Road to the West. An advisory means residents should be prepared to evacuate immediately if ordered to do so. For information on how to prepare for an evacuation, go to http://www.lafd.org/safety/education/ready-set-go

UCLA issued this statement late on Wednesday night:

“Given the array of uncertainties caused by the fire near campus, UCLA has cancelled classes on Thursday, December 7.  This is a difficult decision, since final exams begin on Saturday. The university remains safe, remains outside the evacuation area, and The South Coast Air Quality Management District continues to indicate that campus air quality is in the moderate range. However, canceling Thursday classes will allow UCLA officials to assess logistical issues in advance of finals week. UCLA medical centers and clinics will be fully operational Thursday. Faculty and staff should report to work if they are able to access campus or make other arrangements with their supervisors. Campus leadership looks forward to returning to normal operations and will continue to provide regular updates via the UCLA website, Bruin Alert and social media postings.”

STRUCTURES DAMAGED / DESTROYED:
11 structures damaged
4 structures destroyed

Evacuation shelters

ALL  locations have sleeping cots

VAN NUYS SHERMAN OAKS RECREATION CENTER – (818) 783-5121

14201 Huston Street. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Accepting evacuees and pets with owner

BALBOA RECREATION CENTER – (818) 756-9642

17015 Burbank Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

Accepting evacuees and pets with owner

DELANO RECREATION CENTER – (818) 756-8529

15100 Erwin St, Van Nuys, CA 91411

Accepting evacuees and pets with owner

WESTWOOD RECREATION CENTER – (310) 473-3610

1350 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Accepting evacuees and pets with owner

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