Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Wind-driven grass fire prompts evacuation at Occidental College

Los Angeles firefighters are battling a 2-acre grassfire fanned by ferocious winds near Occidental College that has forced the evacuation of an unknown number of students this morning.

LAFD reports that the fire began shortly before midnight Wednesday in the vicinity of 1921 N. Campus Road. L.A. police officers arrived shortly after the fire was reported and began evacuating students.

There were  no reports of injuries or structures damaged. It was unknown early Thursday whether any structures might be threatened at the Eagle Rock school.

At 1:20 a.m. a fire official blogged, "The firefight continues in strong/erratic winds."


Powerful Santa Ana winds sweep across Southland

Gusts near 100 mph reported; about 25,500 without power

-- Sam Quiñones

Comments () | Archives (0)


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: