Westside Restaurants Determine Whether to Open or Close During Skirball Fire

Westside Restaurants Determine Whether to Open or Close During Skirball Fire

The fire has destroyed some homes as it spread into the Bel Air area.

"These are days that break your heart", Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said, according to the New York Times.

The Thomas, Creek and Rye Fires continue to wreaking havoc in Southern California, as authorities and firefighters scramble to contain the rapidly moving blazes.

Strong winds were hindering the deployment of firefighting aircraft, according to fire officials.

Trump in a tweet is also encouraging everyone "to heed the advice and orders of local and state officials" and thanking first responders for their "incredible work!"

At least two homes were ablaze Wednesday morning.

Southern California faces another day of horrifying fire and destruction as the devastating Skirball fire moves west toward Los Angeles.

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

Commuters have uploaded videos and photos showing apocalyptic scenes as the fire rages next to the 405.

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The Skirball fire - near a cultural center of the same name and captured in apocalyptic images - also prompted authorities to close the 405 Freeway, a major commuting corridor famous for its traffic congestion.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has deployed hundreds of firefighters and called in helicopters and airplanes.

"It's critical residents stay ready and evacuate immediately if told to do so".

Firefighters have another new brush fire to deal with Wednesday morning as a flames engulfed an area near the Getty Center in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

In the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, the Creek Fire had blackened more than 11,000 acres and forced the evacuation of 2,500 homes and a convalescent center north of Interstate 210.

The fire erupted before dawn Wednesday on the east side of Sepulveda Pass, which carries heavily travelled Interstate 405 through the Santa Monica Mountains on the city's western side. Many were evacuated from the nearby homes, including Chelsea Handler.

"This area should be ReadySetGo and be prepared for possible evacuation for Skirball Fire in December 2017", a notification on Google Maps read.

"The area had been burned through three years ago in a big brush fire", said resident, Anna Determan, who have lived there for around 32 years.

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