Firefighters wage battle against growing Southern California fires

The wildfire was sparked just before noon in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, which is home to several celebrities.
1:54 | 10/22/19

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And we begin with those emergency evacuations in los Angeles, as a fire threatening homes. The fire erupting suddenly fire crews jumping into action from the air and on the ground. Homeowners running, after some tried to fight them with garden hoses. Planes flying overhead. ABC's kayna Whitworth leads us off from the scene in los Angeles tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the all-out assault, firefighters desperately trying to keep flames from burning down some of the most extensive homes in southern California. Residents watching in horror, some with hoses in hand until they, too, run for it. This chopper putting out a fire on the cusp of engulfing a home. Seconds later, walking out of the front door. They are flying so low. Right on top of these homes. The wildfire sparked just before noon in the pacific palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. You can see one woman running to her car the fire closed in. They will not sleep, they will not rest, until they get this fire out. Reporter: This father going on foot to pick up his daughter from a nearby school. I'm up here, the fires there, and she's on the other side. Reporter: More than 30 acres burned, but miraculously, no one Let's get to kayna Whitworth. And mandatory evacuations now in place for many in that community? Reporter: Yeah, David, so, we've actually seen police officers going door-to-door, telling people, now is the time to evacuate. They are concerned about the winds shifting this afternoon, saying the onshore winds could actually push what's left of that fire into these homes. David? All right, kayna Whitworth on the scene tonight. Kayna, thank you.

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