Southern California Wildfires: Here’s what you need to know Wednesday morning
By Jody Collins
With red flag warnings still in effect, wildfires continue to rage all over Southern California, from Ventura to San Bernardino, with a new fire breaking out in Skirball Canyon near the Getty Center Wednesday morning, closing the northbound 405 in both directions and sparking new evacuations.
Dozens of Northeast San Fernando Valley schools are closed today due to the Creek Fire in Sylmar.
Here is what we know Wednesday morning:
Los Angeles firefighters are ready to protect homes Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in the Bel-Air area where the Skirball fire erupted early in the morning. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo/Los Angeles Daily News)
Skirball Fire (Sepulveda Pass) — 50 acres burning, 2 homes damaged
- Reported 4:52 a.m. Wednesday on the east side of the 405 freeway near Mulholland Drive.
- Shortly before 7 a.m., the California Highway Patrol closed the entire 405 Freeway between the Ventura (101) Freeway and the Santa Monica (10) Freeway.
- Evacuations ordered for Moraga Drive, Linda Flora Drive, and Casiano Road down to Bellagio Road.
- The Getty Center remains closed to the public.
- Map: This map shows where the Skirball fire is burning in Los Angeles
The Thomas Fire burned many homes in the Nob Hill Estates area near Ventura Tuesday morning. A Santa Ana wind event has created extreme fire conditions around the Southland.(Photo by Andy Holzman/SCNG)
Thomas Fire (Ventura) — 65,000 acres, no containment, according to Cal Fire.
- Reported 6:28 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 at Highways 150 and 126 in Santa Paula
- 30,000 people evacuated
- 12,000 structures threatened; at least 150 structures burned
- 1,776 fire personnel fighting the fire
- Map: This is where the Thomas fire is burning in Ventura County