Rupert Murdoch's LA home 'burning down' in wildfire

Rupert Murdoch's LA home 'burning down' in wildfire

The Skirball Fire encompasses parts of Bel Air, Holmby Hills, and Brentwood, and is affecting the surrounding food-friendly neighborhoods, including Westwood.

Authorities in Los Angeles, California have ordered evacuations of almost 200,000 residents as the rampaging Skirball Fire began to consume homes and shut down part of Interstate 405, one of the busiest freeways in the US.

Share this article: A firefighter uses a fire hose on a past blaze.

A fast-moving wildfire broke out near California's 405 Freeway Wednesday morning, rampaging through the area and causing evacuations in surrounding towns.

Meanwhile Rupert Murdoch's estate- which is one of the most expensive in the Los Angeles city limits- has also been evacuated.

It was not immediately clear how many people were affected by the evacuation order in the area south of scenic Mulholland Drive and north of Sunset Boulevard.

The home of 21st Century Fox and Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, located on a vineyard outside of Los Angeles, is "burning down" in Southern California's wildfires, according to an NBC News report on Wednesday.

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"These are days that break your heart", Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said, according to the New York Times.

In Ventura County, about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles, a wildfire has burned more than 101 square miles and endangers 12,000 structures, reported The Associated Press.

Some 1,000 firefighters battled to save homes, with one suffering a minor injury, Welsbie said.

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, freeing state funds and resources to assist firefighters.

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. Classes were canceled at all schools in the Ventura Unified School District on Wednesday. The fire is not contained in the slightest. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) continued to warn that outages and downed-power lines could be widespread, reporting that overall outages dropped to about 2,900 Wednesday afternoon.

Large-animal evacuation centers at Pierce College, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center and Hansen Dam Recreation Area quickly reached capacity. The Strike team was assigned to the Creek Fire in Los Angeles County.

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