Here’s what you need to know Wednesday morning – Orange County Register

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:

Los Angeles firefighters are ready to protect homes Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in the Bel-Air area where the Skirball fire erupted early in the morning. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo/Los Angeles Daily News)

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
The Thomas Fire burned many homes in the Nob Hill Estates area near Ventura Tuesday morning. A Santa Ana wind event has created extreme fire conditions around the Southland.(Photo by Andy Holzman/SCNG)

Thomas Fire (Ventura) — 65,000 acres, no containment, according to Cal Fire.

George Molina Sr., center, and his son George Molina Jr., spray down embers next to his neighbors’ burned down house on McBroom St. in Shadow Hills as the Creek Fire burns near Sunland on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Creek Fire (Sylmar) — 11,377 acres, no containment reported

Sun starts to set as firefighters battle the Rye Fire near Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Rye Fire (Santa Clarita) — 7,000 acres, 5 percent contained

San Bernardino County Firefighters battle the Little Mountain Fire near the Shandin Hills area of San Bernardino, Ca., Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The brush fire threatened houses and apartment around Little Mountain Drive and Blair Park. (John Valenzuela/The Sun/SCNG)


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…

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