Fire closes I-405, rages near Bel-Air

The blaze has consumed 65,500 acres on its journey to the ocean. The 101 remains open, but authorities warned drivers to be cautious traveling through the area.

Thousands of homes were still threatened by flames, 27,000 people were forced to flee, a firefighter was injured and Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, as some 1,100 personnel continued to battle the blaze.

  • The 405 is closed during the heavy morning rush hour between the 10 and 101 freeways.
  • All transition roads at the 405/10 and 405/101 interchanges are also closed.
  • The CHP is helping cars trapped on the closed portions of the freeway to exit safely.
  • Some canyon roads in Bel-Air remain open but are jammed with residents trying to evacuate and fire trucks headed to the fire.
  • Officials urge commuters to avoid the area.
  • Coldwater Canyon Drive, Beverly Glen Boulevard and Laurel Canyon Boulevard remain open.
  • The 101 Freeway, another key route between the San Fernando Valley and the rest of the city, remains open but is jammed.


Large Swath of Bel-Air

  • Moraga Drive
  • Linda Flora Drive
  • Casiano Road down to Bellagio Road
  • Areas east of the 405, Mulholland Drive to the north, Sunset Boulevard to the south and Roscomare Road to the east.

Sources: Los Angeles Fire Department; Caltrans; LADOT

Please stay safe, and evacuate if you are located in or near the locations listed above.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those that have been affected and the brave firefighters that are on the front line. “if you have questions re disaster relief or to find out about resources that are available to those affected, feel free to contact or call (800) 621-3362.

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