150-Acre Skirball Fire Spurs Evacuations, Freeway Closures In California

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The new fire started in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles and was reported to the Frie Department around 5 a.m. local time. The fire so far has burned around 50 acres.

The blaze comes amid a red flag warning - due to low humidity and fierce Santa Ana winds - that is expected to last through much of the week.

Los Angeles Mission College's Main Campus at 13356 Eldridge Ave. and the East Campus at 12890 Harding St., both in Sylmar, were closed for the day. The biggest biggest blaze, the Thomas Fire, burning in and around the city of Ventura, grew by 10,000 acres overnight to 65,000 acres and jumped Highway 101 in the area, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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.

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The Creek fire in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar and the Hansen Dam Recreation area was reported at 3:42 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, and is threatening homes. 4 structures confirmed destroyed, may be up to 6.This all according to Los Angeles Mayor.

Karen Misraje, a partner and branch manager with Partners' Trust, now part of Pacific Union International, and president of the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors, said firefighters would be informed by the 1961 fire in Bel-Air. 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.

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

The fire has shut the northbound lanes of the busy 405 freeway. Mandatory evacuation for area East of the 405 Fwy, South of Mulholland Dr., West of Roscomare Rd.

Clouds of black smoke were seen from miles away before blowing by wind over the valley. The 210 interchange with the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway was also closed.

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