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.
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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