Hundreds of firefighters battle dynamic brush fire in Southern California

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Local news affiliate NBC4 reported Wednesday that the estate, located on a vineyard outside of Los Angeles and across the 405 freeway from the Getty Museum, was "burning down".

Residents living south of Mulholland, east of the 405, north of Sunset Boulevard, and west of Roscomare Road were told to leave their homes.

UPDATE: (5:50 a.m.) Fire now burning 50 acres. The Skirball Fire is in mostly residential areas causing evacuation, and UCLA students were given the option to go to class.


According to LAPD: Residents by Casiano Rd, Moraga, & Linda Flora in West Los Angeles being evacuated/are evacuated for the 405 brush fire. Fire crews were hard at work trying to contain the blaze, but they were fighting a fire fueled 25 miles per hour winds.

About 500 firefighters were sent to battle the Skirball Fire, including 350 from the LAFD.

Santa Monica College, as well as American Jewish University and Marymount High School were closed. At least 30 structures were destroyed in the blaze, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. Gov.


On Tuesday, two unsafe fires swept through southern California, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. At least 1,000 firefighters were deployed to the scene.

The freeway was likely to be impacted for the rest of the morning, Stewart said.

Evacuation centers have been established at Delano Recreation Center, 15100 Erwin St., Van Nuys; Balboa RC, 17015 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys; Sherman Oaks RC, 14201 Huston St., Sherman Oaks; and Westwood RC, 1350 Sepulveda Blvd., Westwood. While the freeway closures were in the name of safety, one negative result was a massive gridlock in one of Los Angeles' most congested and busy areas. Some area restaurants chose to remain open amid the fire and smoke-filled skies, while others closed shop for the day.


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