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Skirball Fire Update

Friday, December 15, 2017
Los Angeles
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LAST UPDATED: 6:00 PM December 15, 2017
 
INCIDENT SUMMARY:
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 LAFD firefighters assigned to what is called the "Skirball Fire", with resources from allied agencies supporting the firefight.
  
FIRE STATUS:
422 acres with 100% containment
 
INJURIES/FATALITIES:
Three firefighter minor injuries/ No fatalities
 
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 at: http://emergency.lacity.org/skirball-fire
All schools affected by the Skirball Fire have re-opened
Scheduled trash pick has resumed
 
FREEWAY / ROAD CLOSURES:
All Mandatory Evacuations have been lifted for the communities affected by
the Skirball Fire.
Intersections previously controlled by Law Enforcement have fully re-opened.
 
CAUSE:
LAFD investigators have determined the fire was caused by an illegal cooking fire at an encampment in a brush area adjacent to where Sepulveda Boulevard crosses under the San Diego (405) Freeway.
 

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