Wildfires continue to devastate southern California

'Skirball Fire' near Getty Center grows to 150 acres; at least 4 homes destroyed

This map shows evacuation zones, evacuation centers for Skirball Fire

But never purple wind.

The winds were expected to weaken on Friday and Saturday, with gusts of 25 to 35 miles per hour expected.

California Fire Department (Cal Fire) officials said dry, windy conditions were expected to continue into the weekend and warned residents to be ready to leave at a moment's notice. "We've never used purple before".

That fire has now reached 96,000 acres, and officials fear the worst wind day so far this week in Southern California as the region battles major brushfires, scorching nearly 120,000 acres altogether.

But the hard-won progress of firefighters could be erased Thursday. "Any new fires will have a high probability of becoming large in a short period of time".

Officials hope the electronic push will keep the whole region alert and keep the death toll from the week's fires at zero. Although numerous homes were charred on Tuesday, firefighters were still dousing hot spots that flared up on Thursday morning.

And the hundreds of embers pushed in front of the fires become small spot fires themselves, he said.

"Heck yeah I'm still anxious", Rosenzweig said. "I know I can just run back out that way, so I am relatively safe", he said.

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Along Rincon Mountain Road a few miles south of Carpinteria, fire crews fought several lines of flames overnight Wednesday and throughout Thursday, focused on protecting homes and ranches.

Wind-whipped wildfires were tearing through neighborhoods in northern Los Angeles County, blackening more than 4,500 acres and destroying multiple homes. The two fires were in addition to the largest blaze, the Thomas fire in Ventura that had destroyed more than 150 homes.

Flames burned a wine storage shed at media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 16-acre Moraga Vineyards estate and appeared to have damaged about 7 acres of vines, a spokeswoman said.

The Skirball fire has only burned 475 acres of land so far, but its proximity to Los Angeles and responsibility for briefly shutting down the infamously crowded 405 Freeway has garnered nationwide attention.

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the country's second largest with more than 640,000 students, said it closed at least 265 of its almost 1100 schools on Thursday.

At least 30 structures were destroyed in the blaze, said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who declared a state of emergency in the city of Los Angeles.

Firefighters and helicopters sprayed and dumped bucketloads of water to try to contain the flames against a hellish backdrop of flaming mountains and walls of smoke.

At the Ventura County Fairgrounds, over 100 fire trucks from several states had parked on Thursday, firefighters standing or sitting outside their trucks. The so-called Skirball fire forced officials earlier Wednesday to close down part of Interstate 405 - a key north-south artery.

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