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Getty Center, Johnny Cash home threatened by ring of fire in California

Getty Center, Johnny Cash home threatened by ring of fire in California

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If the fire crosses the 405 freeway, it will hit one of the highest priced residential areas of Brentwood, she added. The blaze was in the Sepulveda Pass near the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center and caused the closure of portions of the highway.

Residents near Mandeville Canyon and Sullivan Canyon should be ready to go. In addition to the Bel-Air fire, the Ventura County fire has forced at least 50,000 people to evacuate. There were no injuries yet reported, according to KABC-TV.

The fire broke out near the 405 Freeway and Mulholland Drive just before 5 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

Los Angeles Fire Dispatcher Margaret Stewart said the fire could grow with winds blowing at over 25 miles per hour. The fire was so intense that the CHP reportedly closed both sides of the iconic 405 Freeway between the 101 and 10 freeways.

Hundreds of homes throughout southern California have gone up in flames as a result of the blaze.

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Nearly 200,000 people lost power in Ventura County on Tuesday, making it challenging for the 1,100 firefighters to put out the flames.

"This fire is very risky and spreading rapidly, but we'll continue to attack it with all we've got", Brown said. Residents living west of the 405 should brace for evacuations as well in the event the flames cross the freeway.

Firefighters battle the Creek fire Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at a home on Kagel Canyon Road.

The Padilla family was there Wednesday morning, surveying the smoldering ranch that their father built more than 20 years ago.

The fire was zero percent contained as of Wednesday morning, Terrazas said.

It was accompanied by Santa Ana winds of 25 miles per hour, which have helped spur several devastating wildfires across Southern California this week.