INFERNO IN L.A: Scene Earlier Today In Southern California (LA County)



GONE WITH THE WIND: LOS ANGELES BURNS

  • A dramatic 50-acre brush fire erupted Wednesday morning in the Sepulveda Pass area of Los Angeles
  • Commuters caught the fire on their cellphones as they carefully made their way to work on the I-405
  • Eventually the fire prompted mandatory evacuation orders and the complete closure of the freeway 
  • There were no reports of injuries, but flames were approaching several hillside homes amid 25 mph winds
  • The fire burned up the area near LA’s exclusive Bel Air neighborhood and the Getty Center for the arts
  • HBO halted production on Westworld, which films in the area, citing safety fears; CBS did the same for SWAT

 

Drivers on their way to work in Los Angeles were faced with terrifying scenes along a major freeway after the fifth California wildfire this week left the hillside next to their road ablaze.

The inferno – named the Skirball Fire – has consumed more than 50 acres of land and threatens LA’s exclusive Bel Air neighborhood, UCLA and the Getty Center for the arts alongside the I-405 freeway.

The freeway is now shut down as 125 firefighters and several helicopters attempt to get the blaze under control – but early-morning commuters managed to capture this stunning footage.

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As they traveled gingerly passed the ferocious fire, their cars passed just feet away from the deadly – and ever-spreading – flames.

Several people captured the surreal moment on video and shared them on social media.

‘Not the typical morning commute…’ one driver tweeted dryly. 

 

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