If the fire crosses the 405 freeway, it will hit one of the highest priced residential areas of Brentwood, she added. Earlier in the morning officials ordered evacuations along Casiano Road, Moraga Drive and Linda Flora Drive.
Commuters on a bus couldn't believe their eyes as cops shut down a portion of the 405, the busiest stretch of freeway in the country, as firefighters fought to save nearby multi-million dollar homes in Bel-Air.
Simultaneously, other wildfires are blazing in different parts of the Southland including the 65,000-acre Thomas fire in Ventura County, the 11,000-acre Creek fire near Sylmar and Lake View Terrace and the 7,000-acre Rye fire in Santa Clarita area, ABC7 reported.
The wind and the fires are expected to continue whipping up at least until the end of the day on Thursday, said Umansky.
The fire jumped Highway 101 to a rocky beach northwest of Ventura, bringing new evacuations, though officials said the sparse population and lack of vegetation in the area meant it was not overly unsafe, and the highway was not closed. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Just before 1 p.m., the fire had jumped the 210 and moved into the Shadow Hills area. There were no immediate reports of injuries, but flames were threatening the famed Getty Center and adjacent buildings on its sprawling hillside campus.
All Santa Monica-Malibu Los Angeles Unified School District schools will be closed Wednesday due to the fire. His Bel Air winery tweeted, "We are watching the situation unfold very carefully along with everyone else".
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