Evacuation Order!

Los Angeles Broadcast Error

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An evacuation notice that popped up on television Wednesday telling residents to evacuate Los Angeles "immediately" was mistakenly broadcast, the sheriff's office said.

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Viewers in Ventura County were watching TV when programming was interrupted to show the message: “Emergency Notification System.

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The civil authority has issued an immediate evacuation notice for the following counties or areas.” 

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The list includes Los Angeles, the Eastern North Pacific Ocean, and Port Conception to Guadalupe. It is not yet known how many viewers received this alert.

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Two tweets — one in English and one in Spanish — were later posted by the Ventura Country Sheriff's Department and the message was mistakenly sent.

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A series of wildfires erupted in California on Wednesday, triggering a false alarm, prompting several local evacuations in northwest Los Angeles County.

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