Mayor Villaraigosa is on the phone with the folks live at KTLA right now and just said the fire is now at 300 acres, no homes have been destroyed yet, but some structures have been damaged. LAFD is on it and doing everything they can and he urged people to cooperate with the LAPD and LAPD and any requests they might have. KTLA folks are noting that it’s grown in the last hour.
1300 homes with out power, Silver Lake reservoir is the main source of water for fire fighting efforts at this point. It’s going to be a long night – everyone keeps saying that. The Mayor is at Marshal High right now, only about 30 evacuees there right now. Says about 300 people have been evacuated so far but most went to hotels or friends places rather than shelter.