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Hollywood Homes Threatened by Skirball Fire

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Homes are threatened by a brush fire burning near the Getty Center on Dec. 6 2017

Authorities have also closed the I-10 freeway connector to northbound I-405.

The #SkirballFire was reported shortly before 5 a.m. near Mulholland Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire had burned about 50 acres, Stewart said.

According to a message on the Getty Center's website, the Getty Center and Getty Villa will be closed through at least December 6 to protect the collections from smoke from the fires. The Los Angeles Police Department has ordered the evacuation of homes along Casiano Road, Moraga Drive and Linda Flora Drive.

Commuters on a bus couldn't believe their eyes as cops shut down a portion of the 405, the busiest stretch of freeway in the country, as firefighters fought to save nearby multi-million dollar homes in Bel-Air. The only fire in which there was any containment was the Rye, at 5%.

Fire officials are dealing with unusually high winds paired with extremely dry vegetation. Homes in the area were being evacuated, including those on Bundy Canyon Road and Mandeville Canyon Road.

The fire is just under five miles away from UCLA, which chose to cancel classes for the day.

#SkirballFire dramatically erupted in the early morning hours on Wednesday, and continues to be spurned on by 25 MPH winds. Video of the fires show that 4-6 homes in Bel Air have already begun to burn.

The Creek Fire started at 3:43 a.m.

A smaller fire popped up Tuesday afternoon in Porter Ranch but was knocked down without threatening structures or prompting evacuations. Mandatory evacuation for area East of the 405 Fwy, South of Mulholland Dr., West of Roscomare Rd. His Bel Air winery tweeted, "We are watching the situation unfold very carefully along with everyone else".

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