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Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

According to the Los Angeles Times, authorities have ordered the evacuation of all homes between Mulholland Drive on the north, Sunset Boulevard on the south, Roscomare Road on the east and the 405 Freeway on the west. While it's far too soon to determine what caused the Skirball Fire, early reports say the blaze began in the Brentwood neighborhood before moving north. Dubbed the "Skirball Fire", this fast-moving blaze erupted, consuming at least 50 acres in fire.

A Vanity Fair correspondent captured the scene of the Los Angeles wildfires on video while driving on a freeway Wednesday morning. It remained unclear whether any structures had been damaged or destroyed in the fire.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said they're trying to "stop this fire before it becomes something bigger" like the Bel Air fire of 1961. No injuries were reported.

"But Cal Fire suspects the true number is hundreds more; firefighters just haven't been able to get into areas to know for sure". The fire was so intense that the CHP reportedly closed both sides of the iconic 405 Freeway between the 101 and 10 freeways.

Simultaneously, other wildfires are blazing in different parts of the Southland including the 65,000-acre Thomas fire in Ventura County, the 11,000-acre Creek fire near Sylmar and Lake View Terrace and the 7,000-acre Rye fire in Santa Clarita area, ABC7 reported.

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A large swath of Bel-Air was also under evacuation order.

One resident who was evacuated told KTLA he was surprised at how quickly the winds shifted.

Moraga Estate, the only working winery in Bel-Air and home of Twenty-First Century Fox and Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch, appears to be the latest casualty of wildfires spread by the Santa Ana winds in Southern California.

LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas warned that the battle was likely to continue until at least Friday. Firefighters worked against high winds, hampering their ability to contain the fires.


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