Real estate agents of the wealthy Los Angeles Bel-Air neighborhood were watching homes and blocks of streets they know well go up in flames from their living room TVs this morning.
What’s being called the “Skirball” fire for its location near the Skirball Cultural Center is covering 150 acres in Los Angeles–a separate blaze from the “Thomas” fire that broke out near Ventura earlier this week and has burned over 65,000 acres so far and destroyed homes across the price spectrum, The New York Times reported.
The Skirball fire situation is rapidly evolving. According to the Los Angeles Times, authorities have ordered the evacuation of all homes between Mulholland Drive on the north, Sunset Boulevard on the south, Roscomare Road on the east and the 405 Freeway on the west. Earlier in the morning officials ordered evacuations along Casiano Road, Moraga Drive and Linda Flora Drive.