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Los Angeles is up in flames and ritzy homes are ablaze

Los Angeles is up in flames and ritzy homes are ablaze

The so-called Skirball Fire was reported shortly before 5 a.m. near Mulholland Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Santa Paula and both the county and city of Ventura have also declared local emergencies, according to officials.

This map, published by the Daily News, shows where the fire is burning right now-and how close it is to landmarks such as the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center.

Two firefighters were injured, officials said.

About 500 firefighters were sent to battle the Skirball Fire, including 350 from the LAFD.

As the fire expanded and jumped south of the 210 Freeway, so did the mandatory evacuation area. By early Tuesday afternoon, the blaze dubbed the Thomas Fire had burned 50,000 acres in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department has ordered the evacuation of homes along Casiano Road, Moraga Drive and Linda Flora Drive.

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More than 125 firefighters were on the scene and that water-dropping helicopters were being used, the newspaper said.

It has been reported that Rupert Murdoch's Bel Air estate is in the line of fire.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the blazes had spread across 150 acres with "zero containment" by 10am (6pm GMT). That blaze destroyed about 500 homes and led to various policy changes, including a prohibition on wood-shingle roofs and the strict requirement to remove brush from around properties.

About 105 patients were voluntarily evacuated from Mountain View Convalescent Center in Sylmar.

Police were forced to shut down nine miles of the Interstate 405 freeway, one of the busiest in the USA, early on Wednesday morning.

Interstate 405 (I-405) is a major north-south Interstate Highway in Southern California. "With winds like this, it can be anything", Garcetti said, referring to the powerful Santa Ana winds that continued to blow across the region. The closure led to massive congestion on many streets in the San Fernando Valley and in West Los Angeles.

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