Los Angeles fire chief: 'Our people are getting tired'

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One of several wildfires raging in the hills above Los Angeles is "directly across the freeway" from the Getty Center, the main campus of the J. Paul Getty Trust and home to the Getty Museum, according to the Trust's vice president for communications. More than 12,000 buildings were under threat, officials said Wednesday.

According to LAPD: Residents by Casiano Rd, Moraga, & Linda Flora in West Los Angeles being evacuated/are evacuated for the 405 brush fire.

Los Angeles authorities ordered parts of the tony Bel Air district near the fire to leave - but those are just a fraction of the evacuations that have been ordered in Southern California since Monday night.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, it is 0% contained, .

Officials said the flames have destroyed almost 200 homes.

In the case of Skirball Fire, favorable weather will also be crucial to stopping the blaze, Terrazas said.

Some 350 firefighters - 52 engines - were on the Skirball Fire, which had burned at least four homes and possibly six by 9:30 a.m.

One fire was designated the Creek Fire, burning in the Sylmar/Lakeview Terrace area of Los Angeles.

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The fires across the California have created nous smoke that NASA captured it from space.

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, freeing state funds and resources to assist.

The largest and most destructive of the wildfires in southern California has grown to 140 square miles and fire officials have said the worst may be yet to come. Officials will provide an update Thursday morning as to when evacuated residents might be able to return to their homes, he added. "I can't believe it, because the fire was so close".

Speaking through tears, she told CNN affiliate KABC, "We've been watching all these disasters on TV, you really don't think about when it happens to you, and what do you pack in that moment?"

Satellite images show how fast it lit up neighborhoods at night.

"If a circuit is turned off, then it will not be re-energized until wind speeds have been reduced and the circuit has been assessed, which may include a physical inspection", the statement said.

Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar was closed today.

"We're in the middle of a weeklong red flag condition".

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