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Videos Of Wildfires Reaching Sepulveda Pass Threatening Getty Center

Videos Of Wildfires Reaching Sepulveda Pass Threatening Getty Center

The Creek Fire was reported at 3:42 a.m.in the area of Gold Creek and Little Tujunga roads, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The crews were assigned to structure protection for both residential and business structures and could be in Los Angeles County for up to 14-days before returning home.

Citywide, about 600 officers were assigned to coordinate security and various "firefighting events, " Beck said.

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

Hundreds of homes have been destroyed and a further 12,000 buildings and structures are threatened by Thomas alone, officials said.

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Wildfires broke out near Santa Paula, California, on Monday and prompted evacuation orders for 200,000 people to flee their homes. Fixed-wing aircraft are unable to fly and gusts of up to 45 miles per hour are being felt, LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said. The Skirball Fire encompasses parts of Bel Air, Holmby Hills, and Brentwood, and is affecting the surrounding food-friendly neighborhoods, including Westwood.

As homes are destroyed or damaged in the area, there will likely be an uptick in lease and rental demand, said Umansky, though the rental vacancy rate in Bel-Air and Brentwood area is very low. The fire consumed 4,000 acres by 8:30 a.m. and blanketed 11,000 acres with zero containment by early afternoon. Terrazas urged people to monitor news broadcasts and social media, including www.LAFD.org. Large-animal evacuation centers at Pierce College, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center and Hansen Dam Recreation Area quickly reached capacity.

Interstate 405 (I-405) is a major north-south Interstate Highway in Southern California. The Southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway are now open through the Sepulveda pass, but the Northbound lanes are closed.

About 9 a.m., the southbound freeway was reopened, but some onramps and offramps remained closed in the area, as was a section of Mulholland Drive, the CHP reported.


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