Getty Museum holds fast against fire threat for now

Getty Museum holds fast against fire threat for now

Getty Museum holds fast against fire threat for now

The Skirball Fire was reported at 4:52 a.m. on the east side of the freeway near Mulholland Drive, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The 405 Freeway in Bentwood has been closed as crews try to tend to the blaze. Homes in the area were being evacuated, including those on Bundy Canyon Road and Mandeville Canyon Road.

Burnt out remains of homes in the Bel-Air section of LA, destroyed by wildfires in 1961 during the dry season.

California is once again on fire, with a blazing inferno - called the Skirball Fire - tearing through the Sepulveda Pass of Los Angeles.

The fire led to the closure of multiple freeways, include the very congested 405.

Nearly 200,000 people lost power in Ventura County on Tuesday, making it challenging for the 1,100 firefighters to put out the flames.

The Los Angeles Times reports a ring of fire also formed around the hillside house where "Ring of Fire" singer Johnny Cash one lived.

"This fire is very unsafe and spreading rapidly, but we'll continue to attack it with all we've got", Brown said.

Another fire, dubbed the Creek Fire, raged near Sylmar and Kagel Canyon. Four homes were destroyed and two others may have been damaged, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a roughly 9:30 a.m. briefing, but more structures could be seen burning as the fire continued its march.

LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas warned that the battle was likely to continue until at least Friday.

Their luxury home in Bel-Air, which they had just put on the market three days ago, was "in the middle of it all", he said.

More than 600 firefighters battled the blaze amid strong Santa Ana winds, some gusting at 70 miles per hour. Firefighters worked against high winds, hampering their ability to contain the fires.

Another wildfire started in LA early morning Wednesday, December 6, this time close to the Getty Center.

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