As wildfires rage in California, morning commuters in Los Angeles County got an up-close look at the blaze on their way to work Wednesday.
The #SkirballFire in Bel-Air so far:
–50 acres burned
–405 Freeway completely shut down between the 101 and the 10
–Fueled by 25 mph winds
–Several homes are burning; evacuations orderedhttps://t.co/NYe9BuYR6L pic.twitter.com/emqtRUsI1z
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) December 6, 2017
Pictures and videos circulated on social media show wildfires along the 405 freeway in the Sepulveda Pass near the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center. Portions of the highway have been closed.
— Pardes Seleh (@PardesSeleh) December 6, 2017
Not the typical morning commute… pic.twitter.com/kJIOQeqsIK
— A. Mutzabaugh CMT (@WLV_investor) December 6, 2017
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) December 6, 2017
This is My drive to work this. Lord “Be still”.
Praying ?? for ppl up in those mountains, LA County and myself this morning. FYI anyone on the #405 turn around ITS ON ?? #SkirballFire pic.twitter.com/F0rMsotbTa
— CoCo Mayo???? (@CoCo_Mayo76) December 6, 2017
— dominator051 (@dominator051) December 6, 2017
It’s getting MUCH worse for us in Los Angeles and Ventura County! Check on your people if they live here. The air quality is HORRIBLE so even if you’re not near the fires, you’re affected! #SkirballFire #ThomasFire #RyeFire #CreekFire pic.twitter.com/cNQDX2TwYY
— Justin Key (@JustinKey101) December 6, 2017
— ???? (@Seattlemoss) December 6, 2017
Homes in the area are being evacuated. The Los Angeles Fire Department has deployed at least 200 firefighters.
A man dashes across the deck of his mansion near LA’s Getty Center to grab a garden hose. We are monitoring the helicopter video – it looks pretty grim for him and his home. #skirballfire pic.twitter.com/KLsSpGwnjK
— Scott McGrew (@ScottMcGrew) December 6, 2017
California Governor Jerry Brown, D, has declared a state of emergency.
“This fire is very dangerous and spreading rapidly, but we’ll continue to attack it with all we’ve got,” Brown said. “It’s critical residents stay ready and evacuate immediately if told to do so.”
— Rick Patrick (@70sspacepunk) December 6, 2017
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