LOS ANGELES — Fire extinguishers at Los Angeles International Airport are being blocked as authorities work to contain a wildfire that is threatening nearby homes and businesses.
Los Angeles Fire Department officials said Monday that three firefighters have been killed and several others injured in the flames that have consumed at least 14 homes and a warehouse in the neighborhood of Forest Hill.
It is unclear how much damage the blaze is causing.
The agency said crews are working to contain the fire and a “very dangerous fire.”
“We will be working to prevent homes and business from being engulfed by the flames and protect them from any possible damage,” the Los Angeles Fire Authority said in a statement.
Officials also said the blaze was threatening nearby residential neighborhoods.
Fire officials urged residents to avoid the area.