The Skirball Fire in LA Is Burning Down Rupert Murdoch's House

The Skirball Fire in LA Is Burning Down Rupert Murdoch's House

Many were evacuated from the nearby homes, including Chelsea Handler. 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!" By mid-morning, the size had grown to about 150 acres.

All Santa Monica-Malibu Los Angeles Unified School District schools will be closed Wednesday due to the fire. Firefighting crews were setting up on the southbound side of the 405 to prevent the fire from jumping the freeway, and northbound vehicles were being turned back.

This map, published by the Daily News, shows where the fire is burning right now-and how close it is to landmarks such as the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center.

Homes on Moraga Drive, Linda Flora Drive, Casiano Road down to Bellagio Road, east of the 405, south of Mulholland Drive, North of Sunset Boulevard and west of Roscomare Road are now under mandatory evacuation orders.

Citywide, about 600 officers were assigned to coordinate security and various "firefighting events, " Beck said. About 700 firefighters responded to what was labeled the Creek Fire. "We are a resilient city, we are a strong city, we are a capable city". The Skirball Fire encompasses parts of Bel Air, Holmby Hills, and Brentwood, and is affecting the surrounding food-friendly neighborhoods, including Westwood.


An unknown number of homes were destroyed by the blaze, according to LAFD.

The freeway was likely to be impacted for the rest of the morning, Stewart said. Fifty-two fire engines were deployed to the scene.

Large-animal evacuation centers at Pierce College, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center and Hansen Dam Recreation Area quickly reached capacity.

Wind-whipped wildfires are burning extremely dry terrain along thenorthern and western edges of Los Angeles, and, more extensively, Ventura County, northwest of the city, for a third day.

The fire led to the closure of multiple freeways, include the very congested 405. Both lanes of the 405 Freeway were closed as a result of the fire. The 101 remains open, but authorities warned drivers to be cautious traveling through the area.

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