I just got this email:
The city of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services warned this morning that the blaze would have a “a major impact on wildlife in the area.”
“It is important for L.A. City residents to understand that many wild animals will be displaced by the fire and may turn up in areas … where wildlife has never been seen before,” a department statement said. “These animals will be looking for water and may be seen drinking from garden ponds, pools and other water reservoirs.”
Displaced animals that are uninjured and do not appear to have been orphaned should be left alone, but all injured, sick and orphaned animals should be reported to L.A. Animal Services at (888) 452-7381, the statement said.