California Fires Live Improvements: Blaze Breaks Out Near Getty Museum in Los Angeles

LA – Ash rained down on among the busiest freeways found in Los Angeles and threatened a few of the city’s priciest homes on Wednesday, while a much larger fire continued to rage uncontrollable in the Ventura place.

In the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles, the fire clogged traffic for miles in every direction, including on the narrow home roads in the hills where various people were ordered to evacuate. The 405 Freeway, which looked more like a parking great deal, was closed during the morning commute.

The fire itself could not be seen in Bel-Air, so thick was the blanket of grey-brown smoke in every direction.

Here’s the latest:

• Evacuation orders covering hundreds of people were in place for parts of the location of Ventura and surrounding communities, and Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency.

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• The Ventura fire, which broke from Mon, had grown to 65,000 acres by Wednesday morning and continued to shed unabated, according to Cal Fire, the status firefighting agency.

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