Mandatory evacuation orders remained in place Saturday for residents north of the 1000 block of Linda Flora Drive, south of 1894 Linda Flora Drive, and a stretch of Moraga Drive north of the security gate entrance.
Evacuation orders first issued Tuesday were affecting about 110,000 households, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Fire officials said a firefighter was injured when the bulldozer he was operating overturned in an attempt to try to cut fire lines on the steep hillsides. Classes were to resume on Friday.
All Los Angeles Unified School District schools in the San Fernando Valley and some on the west side of Los Angeles - a total of 265 district schools and charter schools - were closed Thursday and will remain shuttered Friday.
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District closed all of its schools Wednesday and Thursday.
Palms Middle School, 10860 Woodbine St.in Palms.
The Creek fire resulted in the closure of the Foothill (210) Freeway, an important east-west connector in the metropolis.
Wind-whipped wildfires were tearing through neighborhoods in northern Los Angeles County, blackening more than 4,500 acres and destroying multiple homes.
The drones primarily will be used to conduct property assessment as the LAFD surveys damage caused by the Creek Fire near Sylmar and the Skirball Fire in Bel Air and the Sepulveda Pass.