Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

Los Angeles fire authorities closed down the freeway shortly thereafter, disrupting the morning commute for hundreds of thousands of people traveling between Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Homes in the area were being evacuated, including those on Bundy Canyon Road and Mandeville Canyon Road.

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.

The L.A. Times reports: "The fire was estimated to cover some 50 acres by 6:20 a.m., but Los Angeles fire officials said it was being fueled by 25 miles per hour winds and would likely grow even more". Earlier in the morning officials ordered evacuations along Casiano Road, Moraga Drive and Linda Flora Drive. Crews were working against 25 miles per hour winds, though authorities said the fire was traveling uphill and was driven by the landscape and not the wind.

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

Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

What is the Skirball fire? 220 Firefighters on scene.

The fire was burning in the same general area as the devastating Bel Air Fire of 1961. The blaze reached 11,000 acres by early afternoon, according to the LACFD.

The entire Sepulveda Pass, both north and southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway, will be closed between the 101 and the 10 Freeway indefinitely. Footage shot from inside a vehicle on the 405 showed the fire rolling down a hillside, as if hell itself had appeared in Southern California.

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