Netizen 24 AUS: Fast-moving wildfire closes 405 Freeway near Getty Center

Fast-moving wildfire closes 405 Freeway near Getty Center Firefighters are battling a 50-acre wildfire near the 405 Freeway and Mulholland D...

Fast-moving wildfire closes 405 Freeway near Getty Center

Firefighters are battling a 50-acre wildfire near the 405 Freeway and Mulholland Drive in Bel-Air , prompting a closure of the northbound 405 Freeway and prompting mandatory evacuations, authorities said.

The Los Angeles Police Department ordered evacuations of Bundy and Mandeville canyons by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Advertisement

The fire ignited shortly before 5 a.m. and was moving uphill, said the fire department.

The fire was burning on the east side of the 405 Freeway across from the Getty Center, where winds were up to 25 miles per hour.

Officials said more than 125 firefighters were on the scene and that water-dropping helicopters were being used.

The fire started near the 405 and was burning near homes at the top of the ridge.

Fire officials urged people living nearby to evacuate.

The fire w as jamming traffic on the 405 Freeway and surrounding roads.

Reach Sonali Kohli at Sonali.Kohli@latimes.com or on Twitter @Sonali_Kohli.

UPDATES:

6:10 a.m.: This post was updated with details on evacuation orders.

5:50 a.m.: This post was updated with acreage burned and freeway closure.

Source: Google News

COMMENTS

Nama

AUS,50,Business,2,Entertainment,1,Technology,1,Update,5,World,5,
ltr
item
Netizen 24 Australia: Netizen 24 AUS: Fast-moving wildfire closes 405 Freeway near Getty Center
Netizen 24 AUS: Fast-moving wildfire closes 405 Freeway near Getty Center
Netizen 24 Australia
http://www.australia.netizen24.com/2017/12/netizen-24-aus-fast-moving-wildfire.html
http://www.australia.netizen24.com/
http://www.australia.netizen24.com/
http://www.australia.netizen24.com/2017/12/netizen-24-aus-fast-moving-wildfire.html
true
2333875268351606089
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy