With red flag warnings still in effect, wildfires continue to rage all over Southern California, from Ventura to San Bernardino, with a new fire breaking out in Skirball Canyon near the Getty Center Wednesday morning, closing the northbound 405 in both directions and sparking new evacuations.
Dozens of Northeast San Fernando Valley schools are closed today due to the Creek Fire in Sylmar.
Here is what we know Wednesday morning:
Skirball Fire (Sepulveda Pass) — 50 acres burning, 2 homes damaged
- Reported 4:52 a.m. Wednesday on the east side of the 405 freeway near Mulholland Drive.
- Shortly before 7 a.m., the California Highway Patrol closed the entire 405 Freeway between the Ventura (101) Freeway and the Santa Monica (10) Freeway.
- Evacuations ordered for Moraga Drive, Linda Flora Drive, and Casiano Road down to Bellagio Road.
- The Getty Center remains closed to the public.
- Map: This map shows where the Skirball fire is burning in Los Angeles
Thomas Fire (Ventura) — 65,000 acres, no containment, according to Cal Fire.
Creek Fire (Sylmar) — 11,377 acres, no containment reported
Rye Fire (Santa Clarita) — 7,000 acres, 5 percent contained
Little Mountain Fire (San Bernardino) — 100 acres, 50 percent containment
Riverdale Fire (Riverside County) — 40 acres, 100 percent contained.
- Reported off Riverdale Place and Lakeview Avenue in the Santa Ana River…