LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Los Angeles 405 Freeway Fire today 2012 is spreading near Sepulveda at Getty Center Drive. The Los Angeles Fire is striking the Sepulveda Pass but has yet to threaten Brentwood, Bel Air, and Encino.
Fire officials have yet to release a fire map and indicate the slope and direction of the fire. But video footage from local news shows that the fire is substantially close to some homes on the West Los Angeles side of the Sepulveda Pass.
Officials tell news that one hundred firefights are on scene. No homes are damaged. But LAFD has yet to announce any evacuations.
The fire is being fueled by medium to heavy brush. The good news is that the fire is moving slowly down over the crest of the hill. No winds are spawning swift advances today. LAFD is making water drops throughout the hillside. Firefighters are positioned nearest the homes closest to the fires.
“The fire will be moving slower so we can get ahead of it”, officials told news. “Protecting structures is our concern currently.”
Officials added that “No evacuations are yet announced. There are usually coordinated with LAPD with certain streets that would be the most dangerous. But that will be planned well ahead.” Officials added that “We have about 115 firefighters on the scene… I don’t know if they will be asking for more in time”.
The fire began at 3:36 PM today with 2 acre burned. As of 4:15 pm, the fire is at fifteen acres. There are units in place for structural protection.
UPDATE: Bel Air Crest is purportedly under evacuation. The 405 Freeway remains open. Additionally a second fire has broke out near Coldwater Canyon. For more updates, click HERE.