Calif. Wildfires: Getty Fire has slowed, Kincade Fire continues to rage

Firefighters tried to save a home in western Los Angeles in a fire that sparked on Monday

Firefighters tried to save a home in western Los Angeles in a fire that sparked on Monday

This is the moment a fallen tree branch struck power lines in the Los Angeles area - creating a spark that ignited the massive Getty Fire.

The video was shared on Twitter by Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott.

Some other Los Angeles-area synagogues have closed temporarily but are working to help match up community members who are willing to host families displaced by the fire and those who need assistance.

The fire destroyed at least 206 structures, including 94 homes, and threatened 90,000 more, majority homes, authorities said.

Firefighters capitalised on a lull in winds to contain 15 percent of the Getty Fire by Wednesday.

The Reagan Library is home to hundreds of artifacts and interactive displays about the 40th USA president, and includes replicas of the White House's Rose Garden and White House South Lawn.

"I don't know if I've ever seen us use this warning", said forecaster Marc Chenard.

The fire has burned at least 745 acres and was 27% contained as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, with 12 homes destroyed and five others damaged.

Fire officials worry the high winds may blow smoldering embers miles away from the body of the blaze, setting new spot fires in dry brush or igniting homes.

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The Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, perched atop a hill in Simi Valley, opened in 1991 and spans 243,000 square feet.

The blaze burned on all sides of the library complex but the buildings were not in imminent danger, according to Chad Cook, an assistant chief with the Ventura County Fire Department.

Heavy winds "are a major concern to us", Ventura County Fire Capt. Brian McGrath told CNN affiliate KABC.

An extreme red flag warning went into effect Tuesday night and will last through Thursday evening. "You should prepare for that now", Garcetti said. Noting the extremely dry 3%-10% humidity level, the Weather Service warns of "high potential for very rapid fire spread, long-range spotting and extreme fire behavior with any new fire ignitions". The blaze sparked overnight Monday in Los Angeles near the 405 freeway and spread rapidly to more than 600 acres.

Neves lives in a voluntary evacuation zone.

North of the San Francisco Bay, the week-old Kincade Fire - the state's largest active wildfire - has destroyed almost 77,000 acres across Sonoma County and more than 180 structures, including 86 single-family homes, officials said.

The wildfire caused thousands to evacuate in Los Angeles this week appears to have been caused by a freak accident, according to arson investigators. About 7,000 homes, or around 26,000 people, were ordered evacuated, authorities said.

In Northern California, Pacific Gas and Electric has declared bankruptcy in the face of $30 billion in liabilities for brush fires caused by faulty equipment.

The counties that may be affected by the PG&E shutoff are Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba. Despite cutting power to more than 2.5 million people, the electricity was not turned off in the area because it wasn't designated as high risk.

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