Getty Center, Johnny Cash home threatened by ring of fire in California

'Creek Fire' Chars 100 Acres, Threatens Homes Near Sylmar

The Creek Fire was reported as a 1,000-acre brush fire at 3:42 a.m. on Tuesday near Gold Creek and Little Tujunga by the Angeles National Forest.

Local news affiliate NBC4 reported Wednesday that the estate, located on a vineyard outside of Los Angeles and across the 405 freeway from the Getty Museum, was "burning down".

The blaze comes amid a red flag warning - due to low humidity and fierce Santa Ana winds - that is expected to last through much of the week. As of Tuesday night, it was unclear if the home was still standing.

"Resources are fully engaged saving lives and defending property", she said. Residents living west of the 405 should brace for evacuations, too, should flames jump the freeway, officials say.

We will continue to give the latest updates as we get them.

Stunned motorists found the hillside ablaze and gridlock below as fire raced towards the homes of numerous city's rich and famous.

Citywide, about 600 officers were assigned to coordinate security and various "firefighting events, " Beck said. She and her family were given just enough time to gather some necessities but not their horses, Padilla said. The Los Angeles Police Department was on a citywide tactical alert, which allows commanders maximum flexibility in deploying resources.

Several homes in Los Angeles' Bel-Air neighborhood were burning, and the 405 was closed in both directions.

The 210 interchange with the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway was also closed.

Mandatory Evacuations are in effect.

Residents living south of Mulholland, east of the 405, north of Sunset Boulevard, and west of Roscomare Road were told to leave their homes. People who live in Mandeville and Sullivan canyons should be prepared to leave their homes, authorities said.

Large animals were ordered to evacuate at Hansen Dam Equestrian Center, Pierce College and the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

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