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Commuters share terrifying videos of raging wildfire along LA freeway

07 December 2017, 12:29 | Darnell Patrick

Commuters share terrifying videos of raging wildfire along LA freeway

Commuters share terrifying videos of raging wildfire along LA freeway

A dramatic 150-acre brush fire erupted Wednesday morning in the Sepulveda Pass area of Los Angeles, prompting mandatory evacuation orders and the complete closure of the 405 Freeway at the scene, authorities said.

Nicknamed the Skirball Fire, it was reported at 5 a.m. near Mulholland Drive, a five-minute drive from the Skirball Cultural Center. The Creek Fire north of downtown Los Angeles has burned 11,000 acres, while the smaller Rye Fire burned 7,000 acres.

Schools were closed in the area and some local residents were ordered to evacuate.

The area is in the vicinity of the devastating 1961 "Bel Air fire" that destroyed about 500 homes.

Fire Department spokesman Margaret Stewart says the fire was reported at 4:52 a.m. and is burning uphill, driven by the landscape rather than winds. Kim said, "I pray everyone in Los Angeles is safe from these fires and THANK YOU to all of the fire fighters working so hard to keep everyone safe!"

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About 500 firefighters were sent to battle the Skirball Fire, including 350 from the LAFD.

The strong Santa Ana winds - reaching near hurricane force - have helped the fire spread across over 60,000 acres, mostly in Ventura County, which is about 70 miles outside of LA.

They have also been posting images of the inferno as it devastates Los Angeles. "It's critical residents stay ready and evacuate immediately if told to do so".

All lanes of the freeway were shut down in the area in both directions as the morning rush hour got under way, causing massive traffic delays on both sides of the main artery between the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles.

Nearly 200,000 people lost power in Ventura County on Tuesday, making it challenging for the 1,100 firefighters to put out the flames. Along with the lack of much-needed rain, the Santa Ana winds have made it very hard to contain and put out the fires.

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