Commuters on the 405 Freeway recently were welcomed by a raging inferno that exploded early on Wednesday morning. Firefighters are still fighting the battle what’s being called the ‘Skirball Fire’ which finally forced the freeway to shut down with the evacuation of surrounding areas including the posh neighborhood of Bel-Air.
Not the typical morning commute… pic.twitter.com/kJIOQeqsIK
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The Skirball Fire in the area south of scenic Mulholland Drive and north of Sunset Boulevard is just one of several major out-of-control brush fires that have sprung up in Southern California since Monday when Santa Ana wind conditions set in. [source]
In Ventura, some 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Los Angeles, more than 1,000 firefighters battled the largest, the Thomas Fire, which has already destroyed more than 150 homes and threatened thousands more. [source]
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