150-Acre Skirball Fire Spurs Evacuations, Freeway Closures In California

A raging wildfire fueled by high winds created an fantastic - and terrifying - sight for morning commuters Wednesday on Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. Residents from Sunset to the south and Rosomare to the east should also have a bag packed and be prepared for evacuations.

Stewart said officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were arriving in the neighborhood to handle any potential evacuation orders.

The Creek fire, reported at 3:42 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, is burning in Kagel Canyon above Sylmar and the Hansen Dam Recreation Area.

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

What is the Skirball fire?

Amid the charred landscape of Little Tujunga Canyon Road in Sylmar on Wednesday stood the remains of Rancho Padilla and the carcasses of almost 30 horses who died in the fast-moving Creek fire.

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The wildfire has reportedly reached about 50 acres in size and is still growing, fueled by 25-mph winds.

All Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District schools will be closed Wednesday due to new fire developments. "But Cal Fire suspects the true number is hundreds more; firefighters just haven't been able to get into areas to know for sure". At least 1,000 firefighters were deployed to the scene.

Yet another wildfire broke out in Southern California this week, this one along the 405 Freeway.

A fire east of the 405 freeway near the Getty Center has closed the 405 freeway in both directions north of the 10 freeway, says the LA Times.

The fire was zero percent contained as of Wednesday morning, Terrazas said. The California Highway Patrol said the freeway has reopened, but some off-ramps remains closed.


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