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Rupert Murdoch's $30 million Southern California estate is under threat from wildfires

Rupert Murdoch's $30 million Southern California estate is under threat from wildfires”

Enormous fires have been ravaging huge swaths of land in and around Los Angeles county and are now encroaching on several multi-million-dollar celebrity homes. The fire broke out near the 405 Freeway and Mulholland Drive just before 5 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

Three firefighters were injured and hospitalized in stable condition, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Firefighters were said to be hiking up the hill from the Getty Center exit, with flames raging near the renowned art museum, next to the northbound 405 freeway, to survey the extent of the fires, which are reportedly zero percent contained.

No evacuation orders were officially in place, however residents should be prepared to get out quickly, Stewart said. "We are a resilient city, we are a strong city, we are a capable city".

At least two homes were ablaze Wednesday morning.

Some 500 firefighters are battling the fire along with water-dropping helicopters and airplanes laying down streams of fire retardant.

Winds are now blowing toward the south, southwest, which has put the Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park and the Brentwood neighborhood north of Sunset Boulevard on notice.

Many schools and local businesses in both counties have been closed.

Skirball Fire Threatens Bel Air Homes
Skirball Fire Threatens Bel Air Homes

The Thomas Fire raged in the foothills above and in the city of Ventura some 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, fire officials said late Tuesday.

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over the area Tuesday, announcing: "This fire is very unsafe and spreading rapidly".

A viral tweet from a local investment professional showed hills of flame as far as the eye could see, a scene more overwhelming and fearsome than any disaster film out of nearby Hollywood.

The fire affected a number of schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The wind and the fires are expected to continue whipping up at least until the end of the day on Thursday, said Umansky.

Dozens of homes have burned since the fire erupted Monday amid fierce Santa Ana winds.

Authorities have opened 16 evacuation centers throughout the Los Angeles area.

Garcetti had signed an emergency declaration on Tuesday for the Creek Fire, 25 miles to the north, that continued to burn out of control, now having consumed more than 11,000 acres and numerous structures.

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