Brush Fire Erupts Along 405 Freeway In Sepulveda Pass

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By mid-morning, the size had grown to about 150 acres.

No injuries had been reported.

Santa Monica College, as well as American Jewish University and Marymount High School were closed. Mandatory evacuation for area East of the 405 Fwy, South of Mulholland Dr., West of Roscomare Rd.

At about 7 a.m. the reported size of the fire was 50 acres, but it may have grown significantly since then. Roads affected include Casiano Road, Moraga Drive and Linda Flora Drive.

Residents near Mandeville Canyon and Sullivan Canyon should be ready to go.

"There was three major fires, one in Ventura and two in Los Angeles County", stated Battalion Chief Ross Macumber.

The Skirball Fire is the latest of many which have been raging in the Southern California area.


For the second time in as many months, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District will be sending a strike team out of District to assist other agencies in fighting fires. At least 1,000 firefighters were deployed to the scene. "We are a resilient city, we are a strong city, we are a capable city".

The area is in the vicinity of the devastating 1961 "Bel Air fire" that destroyed about 500 homes.

It was accompanied by Santa Ana winds of 25 miles per hour, which have helped spur several devastating wildfires across Southern California this week.

The fire was zero percent contained as of Wednesday morning, Terrazas said. Winds were about 15 miles per hour.

Los Angeles firefighters are ready to protect homes Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in the Bel-Air area where the Skirball fire erupted early in the morning. Firefighting crews set up on the southbound side of the 405 to prevent the fire from jumping the freeway, and northbound vehicles were being turned back. Officials have also closed the 405 freeway in both directions, as the fire rages in the hills along the Getty Center exit. The closure led to massive congestion on many streets in the San Fernando Valley and in West Los Angeles.

The Skirball Center shuttered and said it would remain closed until further notice.

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