The fire began as crews are spread across Southern California fighting several brush fires, including the Thomas Fire, the Creek Fire, and the Rye Fire. Six fixed-wing aircraft and a number of helicopters were deployed to the scene, Garcetti said.
The freeway was likely to be impacted for the rest of the morning, Stewart said.
A fire east of the 405 freeway near the Getty Center has closed the 405 freeway in both directions north of the 10 freeway, says the LA Times. These closures are causing massive gridlock in what is already one of the city's most congested intersections.
About 9 a.m., the southbound freeway was reopened, but some onramps and offramps remained closed in the area, as was a section of Mulholland Drive, the CHP reported.
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