A fire erupted in Los Angeles, Monday, October 28, threatening thousands of houses in wealthy neighborhoods and forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate.
READ MORE: Firefighters in California battled a new blaze Monday that broke out near the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, forcing thousands of people to evacuate.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the fire has grown to 200 hectares since it ignited before dawn on Monday and has burned down at least five homes. The area is where some of the city’s most expensive homes are located.
Basketball star LeBron James, who lives in the area, said he was evacuated with his family, but had difficulties finding a nearby hotel with vacancies.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said there are hopes that by later Monday, the near historic winds that are driving the wildfire will "substantially settle down," as some 3,000 people work to put out the blaze.