Breaking news: Los Angeles fire closes freeway

Southern California awoke this morning to Santa Ana winds gusting up to 60 m.p.h. grounding fire fighter helicopters. The winds swept the wildfire across 2,000 acres and closed the Foothill Freeway in both directions over three-miles. The California Highway Patrol and the fire department has reported the roaring blaze jumped a fire line early Monday morning in eastern San Fernando Valley at Lopez Canyon. The fire began on Sunday and 1,200 people have already been evacuated. Southern California is under a fire weather watch through Tuesday.

Breaking news reporter: Heather L. Ryan,

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Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.