I heard on the news that destroyed so far are 9 single family homes, 10 commercial buildings, and 500 mobile homes in an upscale trailer park, which was 80% destroyed. An elderly couple who were residents of the trailer park had slept through the warnings and were serendipitously rescued and carried out on a fire truck at the last moment. No one yet knows if others may have missed out on the evacuation entirely, but Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton says he's concerned that some people may have died there. Raw video footage at the mobile home park:
The command base is at nearby Hansen Recreation area and the following resources have been assigned 103 Fire Companies, 13 Brush Patrols, 2 Water Tenders, 12 Helicopters, 2 Tactical Aircraft and 13 Chief Officer Command Teams with over 110 firefighters participating.
Earlier, the Los Angeles Dept of Health issued an advisory about the poor quality of the air. I’m still choosing to breathe it, though.
However, the Pasadena Marathon, scheduled for today, has been canceled due to the poor air quality levels.
Here are some on-location photos from early this morning, on flickr: