Skirball Fire threatens Getty Center, shuts down 405

07 December, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Skirball Fire threatens Getty Center, shuts down 405

The Los Angeles Times reports that the blaze, which started before 5 a.m, quickly spread to about 50 acres.

"405 lanes between 10 and 101 are closed NB, including on and off ramps". The fire department has issued mandatory evacuations for the neighborhood.

A brush fire burning near the Getty Center is seen on December 6, 2017. Along with the lack of much-needed rain, the Santa Ana winds have made it very hard to contain and put out the fires.

According to LAPD: Residents by Casiano Rd, Moraga, & Linda Flora in West Los Angeles being evacuated/are evacuated for the 405 brush fire.

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The Thomas Fire in Ventura County has scorched 65,000 acres while the Creek Fire in Los Angeles County had scorched 11,377 acres.

The wind and the fires are expected to continue whipping up at least until the end of the day on Thursday, said Umansky. Homes in the area were being evacuated, including those on Bundy Canyon Road and Mandeville Canyon Road.

The multiple wildfires in Southern California were spreading so fast in part due to what officials called the strongest Santa Ana winds of the season.

The fire was first reported shortly before 5 a.m. off northbound Interstate 405, near Mulholland Drive, in the Brentwood neighborhood.

No injuries or structural damage have been reported, although the museum is threatened.

UCLA issued a statement telling staff, faculty, and students not to attempt to come to campus until the situation is resolved.



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