Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

  • Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

The 405 North freeway remains closed between the 10 and the 101 freeways, making it challenging to access some local businesses.

The Los Angeles Times reported that several homes in the Bel-Air neighborhood were seen burning as the fire continues to grow from 50 acres. Officials for the J. Paul Getty Museum said air filtration systems are protecting the galleries from smoke, but the museum is closed to the public Wednesday.

All homes between Mulholland Drive on the north, Sunset Boulevard on the south, Roscomare Road on the east and the 405 freeway on the west are ordered to evacuate.

Fire officials are dealing with unusually high winds paired with extremely dry vegetation. Weather forecasters predicted relatively cool temperatures, in the 50s and 60s, on Wednesday but with continued low humidity and winds above 25 miles per hour. Homes in the area were being evacuated, including those on Bundy Canyon Road and Mandeville Canyon Road. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Just before 1 p.m., the fire had jumped the 210 and moved into the Shadow Hills area.

Mandatory evacuation orders were also issued.

The blaze appeared to be burning across from the Getty Center museum, one of L.A.'s cultural landmarks and home to a priceless collection of art.

The Creek fire was listed at 11,000 acres. Though there were no immediate reports of lost structures, two people were hospitalized for burns.

The fire was first reported shortly before 5 a.m. off northbound Interstate 405, near Mulholland Drive, in the Brentwood neighborhood. The city of Los Angeles, the county and the governor of California have all declared emergencies related to the fire.

UCLA issued a statement telling staff, faculty, and students not to attempt to come to campus until the situation is resolved.