Video from the local NBC News affiliate showed flames at what the newscaster said was believed to be the 21st Century Fox mogul's 16-acre estate, which includes 13 acres of grape vines, Variety reported.
LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said red flag conditions are expected to remain in effect through the rest of the week, with gusting Santa Ana winds presenting a continuing danger of rapidly spreading blazes. Residents living west of the 405 should brace for evacuations as well in the event the flames cross the freeway.
The Thomas Fire raged in the foothills above and in the city of Ventura some 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Los Angeles, fire officials said late Tuesday.
ABC 7 reported 350 firefighters from 52 engine companies were stationed at the scene, supported by helicopters making water drops and six fixed-wing aircrafts. The Getty Center and the Getty Villa, which are free to visit, were closed on Wednesday except for essential staff because of the fires and smoke. UCLA announced on Twitter the campus is safe and not in the fire evacuation zone. High winds combined with heavy smoke and blowing ash hindered firefighters' ability to contain those fires, including the Skirball Fire. All of the westbound off-ramps from the 2 Freeway to the 5 Freeway remain closed, and four eastbound off-ramps were also closed: Osborne, Wheatland, Sunland and La Tuna Canyon, CHP said.
While no update was given Thursday on how many residents are being evacuated, Wednesday night estimates put the total number of evacuees at around 110,000 across southern California.
The blazes brought evacuation orders for almost 200,000 people, destroyed almost 200 homes and have remained mostly out control.
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is closing all schools.
A SigAlert was expanded at 6:45 a.m., shutting down the freeway in both directions from the 10 Freeway to the 101 Freeway, the CHP stated.
The Skirball Fire encompasses parts of Bel Air, Holmby Hills, and Brentwood, and is affecting the surrounding food-friendly neighborhoods, including Westwood. The Skirball Cultural Center is also closed, and the center tweeted that ticket holders for "Noah's Ark" will be issued refunds.
Amazon have launched Prime in Singapore offering free delivery on millions of products along with streaming media benefits. Though everything points to an eventual local Amazon online store, he remained mum about their plans.
Ohtani is limited to a minor league contract because of restrictions imposed by the MLB collective bargaining agreement. According to Jim Bowden of Sirius XM, the Giants are meeting with Japanese star Shohei Ohtani in Los Angeles on Monday.
Fishermen have been warned not to go out into the sea off these coasts on these days otherwise the result may be disastrous. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places over Saurashtra and south Gujarat region.
The will-he, won't-he story of Giancarlo Stanton's offseason continues to be carried by national baseball reporters. Meanwhile the Yankees, tempted as they may be, are convinced they'll get there without adding such a weapon.
For the elderly or others who are especially vulnerable, a doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication to help lesson symptoms. Don't underestimate how sick flu can make you, Mills cautioned. "It hits you like a freight train", she said.
According to Autismspeaks.com, Santa Cares is a sensory-friendly Santa photo experience in partnership with Cherry Hill Programs. Smith says she appreciates any events that specify time for her son Caleb and children like him.
There is a bill that is backed broadly in the House and has enough Senate Republican support to beat a filibuster. They were among 14 national Republicans to vote no on the bill. "I think it is frightful ", Zacker said.
The lawmaker has not yet confirmed or denied the resignation rumors, but Franks is expected to make a statement later on Thursday. He sought to clarify the comment, saying later-term abortions linked to pregnancies caused by rape are infrequent.
Mr Copson was described by the whistle-blower as responding, "I couldn't be better", and that he was "going to celebrate today". Trump's inaugural address, directing him to tell others involved in the nuclear project to continue developing their plans.
The latest dispute is over the e-commerce company's refusal to sell some Google devices that compete with Amazon's products. The video service will be pulled from the Echo Show today, while Fire TV owners will lose access to it on January 1, 2018.
Pune and Gujarat will no longer be a part of the cash-rich league as their contracts were just for two seasons. Each franchise team will have a maximum of 25 players (up to eight foreign) and a minimum of 18 players.
Amazon takes Prime to Apple as Google pulls YouTube from Fire
The slightly iffy bit about the Apple TV is the choice of native apps in the Apple TV App Store, which still isn't all that great. Both Amazon Prime Video and YouTube are available on Roku, a streaming stick not manufactured by tech industry behemoths.
Tennessee Finalizes Deal With Jeremy Pruitt
Twice Pruitt has been named a finalist for the Broyles Award, which goes annually to the top college football assistant coach. The story began to pick up steam when Tennessee appeared to have hired Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano .
Is Facebook Down, FB messenger down for many users
The outage follows a similar problem for Facebook Messenger on November 30, when users reported being unable to send messages. It's now only available in the United States while it is being trialled and you can also only access it via an IOS device.
Cineworld announce deal to buy Regal Entertainment, shares fall
They expect this year's earnings to fall -14.41% year-over-year to $0.95, followed by 11.58% growth in the next year to $1.06. The acquisition is expected to be strongly accretive to earnings in the first full year following Completion in fiscal 2019.