Commuters share terrifying videos of raging wildfire along LA freeway

Commuters share terrifying videos of raging wildfire along LA freeway

Commuters share terrifying videos of raging wildfire along LA freeway

The blaze on the east side of the freeway across from the Getty Center is causing massive traffic jams on the 405 freeway and other roadways in the area.

The fire was first reported around 5 a.m. local time Wednesday east of the 405 and north of Sunset Boulevard.

Described as a "fast moving, 6-acre wildfire" by the Times, the fire has prompted evacuations in the gated community of Bel-Air with several homes now burning.

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Commuters share terrifying videos of raging wildfire along LA freeway

North winds of 8 to 14 miles per hour and a relative humidity in the low 20's caused the fire to spread rapidly to the south.

A smoke plume from the Skirball fire burning near the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass is seen Wednesday morning.

ABC 7 reported 350 firefighters from 52 engine companies were stationed at the scene, supported by helicopters making water drops and six fixed-wing aircrafts.

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It was reported at six acres but quickly grew to at least 50 acres as crews were working against 25 miles per hour winds.

Santa Monica College, as well as American Jewish University and Marymount High School were closed.

Residents from Moraga Drive, Linda Flora Drive and Casiano Road down to Bellagio Road have been ordered to evacuate, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The ongoing Creek Fire in the Sylmar area has scorched more than 11,000 acres. It is a bypass auxiliary route of Interstate 5, running along the southern and western parts of the Greater Los Angeles Area from Irvine in the south to near San Fernando in the north. Needless to say, the Skirball Center will remain closed as well.

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Amid the charred landscape of Little Tujunga Canyon Road in Sylmar on Wednesday stood the remains of Rancho Padilla and the carcasses of almost 30 horses who died in the fast-moving Creek fire.

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