SoCal Under Siege: More than 65,000 Acres Burned in Wildfires So Far

Wildfires in Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Bernardino counties ravaged the southland Tuesday, scorching more than 65,000 acres and forcing over 150,000 evacuations.

The latest inferno is being driven by the formidable Santa Ana winds, which are expected to pick back up Wednesday and Thursday after a slowdown Tuesday night.

Smoke advisories are in place throughout Southern California. Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency.

Incredible satellite images of the smoke can be seen here.

This is a snapshot of some of the blazes being battled by California firefighters as of 5:00 a.m. PST Wednesday:

• ThomasFire at Hwy 150 and Hwy 126, north of Santa Paula (Ventura County) - 50,000 acres.

• CreekFire off Kagel Canyon Rd., north of Lake View Terrace (Los Angeles County) - 11,377 acres.

• RyeFire off Rye Canyon Loop, west of Valencia (Los Angeles County) - 5,000 acres and 5% contained.

• Little Mountain Fire at University Pkwy and Hwy 215, west of Arrowhead (San Bernardino County) - 100 acres.

Check Cal Fire's website for updates

5:44 a.m. PST Update: Another fire has broken out near the Getty Center in the Brentwood area of West Los Angeles. 


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