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Commuters share terrifying videos of raging wildfire along LA freeway

Commuters share terrifying videos of raging wildfire along LA freeway

The La Tuna Fire in September also sent massive amounts of smoke into the air above Los Angeles and forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes. Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for an area of Bel Air bounded to the north by Mulholland Drive, to the south by Sunset Boulevard, the 405 Freeway to the west and Roscomare Road to the East, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. About 700 firefighters responded to what was labeled the Creek Fire.

The fire, which was raging in Mandeville Canyon and the Brentwood area, shut down roadways including a partial closure of heavily traveled Interstate 405, near scenic Mulholland Drive. "These are also days that show the resilience of our city".

Umansky, who has opened his home to one family and said another two were on their way, said the street most affected this morning was south Casiano Road in Bel-Air.

Winds are now blowing toward the south, southwest, which has put the Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park and the Brentwood neighborhood north of Sunset Boulevard on notice.

A raging wildfire fueled by high winds created an awesome - and terrifying - sight for morning commuters Wednesday on Interstate 405 in Los Angeles.

Three firefighters were injured and hospitalized in stable condition, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The fast moving brush fire, dubbed the Creek Fire, began early Tuesday in Los Angeles County. One firefighter was hospitalized after a bulldozer rolled over in the Sunland- Tujunga area, but the injury was not considered to be life- threatening.

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, freeing state funds and resources to assist.

Strong winds were hindering the deployment of firefighting aircraft, according to fire officials. More than 350 firefighters from 52 engine companies were deployed to the scene, supported by helicopters that were making water drops, said LAFD Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas.

Thomas was the largest of a number of wildfires that broke out across Southern California following the onset of the Santa Ana winds.

A destructive wildfire that erupted early Wednesday burned not far from The Getty Center, the $1 billion home to the J. Paul Getty Museum and related organizations that overlooks Los Angeles from a perch on the southern slope of the Santa Monica Mountains.


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