This is terrifying!
We’re hoping everyone in Los Angeles is staying safe as a 50-acre fire continues to rage through the steep slopes of Sepulveda Pass — which has now shut down the heavily-traveled Interstate 405 through the Santa Monica Mountains.
Unfortunately, the fire has been uncontrollable due to the extremely high winds — thus causing water-dropping planes and helicopters to be grounded. More than 220 firefighters have been battling the fire, which is fast-growing with winds over 25 mph.
Nearly 200,000 people have been ordered to evacuate and the flames have reportedly destroyed about 200 homes. It’s being referred to as the #SkirballFire and the #GettyFire as the fire approaches those landmarks.
Take a look at what’s going on (below):
New SoCal fire burning along the 405 just north of #Brentwood. Fire is growing rapidly and near heavily populated areas. No word on Getty Center or Muesum which is dangerously close. pic.twitter.com/SulmbESTcw
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Bill Karins (@BillKarins) December 6, 2017
#SkirballFire UPDATE: The 405 Fwy is now CLOSED in both directions between the 101 Fwy and 10 Fwy as the 50-acre brush fire near the Getty Center continues to rage. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for parts of Bel Air as the fire approaches homes in the area. pic.twitter.com/q44oUwJpOT
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Leslie Lopez (@abc7leslielopez) December 6, 2017
I pray everyone in Los Angeles is safe from these fires and THANK YOU to all of the fire fighters working so hard to keep everyone safe!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 6, 2017
Please stay safe, LA, and follow LAFD ├óΓé¼┬Åfor evacuation updates.
[Image via Perez Hilton.]