Skip to comments.Brush Fire Erupts Along 405 Freeway In Sepulveda Pass
Posted on 12/06/2017 6:47:21 AM PST by BenLurkin
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for homes on Moraga Drive, Linda Flora Drive and Casiano Road down to Bellagio Road. Residents for the area east of the 405, Mulholland to the North, Sunset to the South and Rosomare to the East were warned to prepare for an evacuation.
Los Angeles Fire Dispatcher Margaret Stewart said the fire could grow with winds blowing at over 25 mph.
(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...
Burning towards the Getty Center, on the other side of the freeway/
Perhaps the weather is really nice in that area.
It’s not snowing.
Lots of fires in the last few days. Too many to count for natural causes
Some might be. Also “arcing” power lines, careless smokers, sparks from power tools, etc.
Usually brush fires get put out pretty quickly, but its been really windy, and that makes it harder.
Power lines seem to be the main culprit here in West Texas, when the winds get up they start slapping. We lost half the ranch to power lines arcing 6 years ago.
My son lives in Sierra Madre. Can someone tell me if this will be a problem for him?
California nut cases at large.
Sierra Madre is not near there.
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WoW - There’s a giant dust storm right where I live - my white mailbox is coated with a layer of ashes - probably my car too.
I’m right between two of the fires so it’s blowing right into my neighborhood from two sides!
Didn’t even take the dogs out last night b/c the wind was blowing so hard and the air was so dirty.
Stay safe, everyone!!
Prayers for you from Santa Rosa. Stay safe!
Back before California was full leftist, the people who know how to prevent fires were permitted to CLEAR BRUSH, and the fires they did have stayed well clear of major towns and cities.
Obviously that’s not the case now.
People are required to clear brush in much of the
State law requires property owners in fire prone communities to have 100 feet of defensible space around their homes. This includes removing all potentially fire-prone vegetation, but not all vegetation, from 30 feet immediately surrounding a property, and creating space between trees and other vegetation for an additional 70 feet around the property.
Pics I’ve seen from residences damaged by wildfires suggest compliance is not universal.
And then there’s wood roofing....
Videos showing fire in the pass with cars driving by.
I go thru this pass quite a bit and on a good day traffic is backed up and moving slow thru the pass.
500,000 cars pass each other an hour at the 405 & 101 freeway. The 405 is closed thru the pass now....!
Right by my office and where I grew up. it;’s like the BelAir fires of the old days ... right in the middle of LA.
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