Wildfire tears through Bel Air, putting multimillion-dollar homes at risk

Wildfire tears through Bel Air, putting multimillion-dollar homes at risk

Wildfire tears through Bel Air, putting multimillion-dollar homes at risk

"All Getty buildings have sophisticated filtration systems, but their effectiveness can be compromised by heavy traffic going in and out of the buildings".

Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen, who both have homes in Los Angeles, took to Twitter to discuss the fires.

Firefighters are responding to a 50-acre brush fire off the 405 Freeway near the Getty Center, prompting mandatory evacuations for residents.

Sarah Ashton, left, gets a hug from family friend Robert Rex while Ashton, her sister, Tara Asciutto, and their dad Stephen Ashton got a first look at their family home and vineyard after the Nuns Fire destroyed the property in Glen Ellen, Calif.

Ash and smoke swirled in the sky as firefighters battled to save at least one home engulfed in the blaze, atop a hill adjacent to the northbound 405 near Getty Center Drive. There were no immediate reports of injuries, but flames were threatening the famed Getty Center and adjacent buildings on its sprawling hillside campus. Video of the fires show that 4-6 homes in Bel Air have already begun to burn. The 405 Freeway in Bentwood has been closed as crews try to tend to the blaze. The Rye fire shut down Interstate 5, the state's major north-south artery, although it reopened later.

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The fire had burned about 50 acres, Stewart said.

The fire has been growing because of dry and windy conditions, which have spread hot embers across the area.

The Creek Fire started at 3:43 a.m. The fire reached 150 acres by 9:40 a.m. but is expected to grow due to 25 miles per hour winds. Residents of Mandeville Canyon and Sullivan Canyon should also be prepared to evacuate.

Power outages were widespread. The city of Los Angeles, the county and the governor of California have all declared emergencies related to the fire.

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