Skirball Fire Burns Up Hillside Near 405 Freeway and Getty Center

An early morning fire eating up the hillside next to the 405 Freeway and near the Getty Center shut down lanes Wednesday.

Reports of drivers stopping and turning around to go in the other direction were coming in as the fire threatened homes.

Winding roads led to serious access issues as firefighters attempted to protect homes.

Read more here.

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Fire burns hillside, closing lanes on 405 North near Getty Center, threatening homes Dec. 6, 2017.
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Students at UCLA were given face masks as wildfires forced smoke and ash into the air Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
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Students at UCLA were given face masks as wildfires forced smoke and ash into the air Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
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An early morning fire eating up the hillside next to the 405 Freeway and near the Getty Center shut down lanes Wednesday.n

nReports of drivers stopping and turning around to go in the other direction were coming in as the fire threatened homes.

nThe winding roads led to serious access issues as firefighters attempted to protect homes.

nRead more here.
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Morning commuters capture footage of the Skirball Fire from their cars as they drove into work on Dec. 6, 2017. The fire broke out early Wednesday morning, eating up a hillside close to the 405 Freeway and the Getty Center.
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Morning commuters capture footage of the Skirball Fire from their cars as they drove into work on Dec. 6, 2017. The fire broke out early Wednesday morning, eating up a hillside close to the 405 Freeway and the Getty Center.
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Morning commuters capture footage of the Skirball Fire from their cars as they drove into work on Dec. 6, 2017. The fire broke out early Wednesday morning, eating up a hillside close to the 405 Freeway and the Getty Center.
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Morning commuters capture footage of the Skirball Fire from their cars as they drove into work on Dec. 6, 2017. The fire broke out early Wednesday morning, eating up a hillside close to the 405 Freeway and the Getty Center.
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Another fire threatens Los Angeles just days after the Thomas fire broke out in Ventura county, closing lanes on 405 North near the Getty Center on Dec. 6, 2017.
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Fire burns hillside, closing lanes on 405 North near Getty Center, threatening homes Dec. 6, 2017.
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Fire burns hillside, closing lanes on 405 North near Getty Center, threatening homes Dec. 6, 2017.
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Fire burns hillside, closing lanes on 405 North near Getty Center, threatening homes Dec. 6, 2017.
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Fire burns hillside, closing lanes on 405 North near Getty Center, threatening homes Dec. 6, 2017.
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Fire burns hillside, closing lanes on 405 North near Getty Center, threatening homes Dec. 6, 2017.
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Fire burns hillside, closing lanes on 405 North near Getty Center, threatening homes Dec. 6, 2017.
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Fire burns hillside, closing lanes on 405 North near Getty Center, threatening homes Dec. 6, 2017.
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