The LA Mayor is declaring a state of emergency in southern California
as four massive wildfires continue to burn out of control.

In Los Angeles County, an early morning brush fire in the Sepulveda Pass area quickly grew from 6 acres to at least 150 by the afternoon. The blaze has already destroyed four homes and is threatening several others. Mayor Eric Garcetti says its times like these are bittersweet.

State officials say over 4,000 firefighters are currently deployed in southern California.
Fire crews are struggling to keep up with high winds and dry air which is fueling fires in other areas

Combined all four wildfires have charred over 83 thousand acres in the region.