Skirball Fire Update

Friday, December 15, 2017
Los Angeles-
  LAST UPDATED: 6:00 PM December 15, 2017   INCIDENT SUMMARY: On Wednesday December 6, 2017, at 4:52 a.m., LAFD firefighters responded to a brush fire near the Northbound San Diego (I-405) Freeway and Mulholland Drive.  There are presently LAFD firefighters assigned to what is called the "Skirball Fire", with resources from allied agencies supporting the firefight.    FIRE STATUS: 422 acres with 100% containment   INJURIES/FATALITIES: Three firefighter minor injuries/ No fatalities   STRUCTURES DAMAGED / DESTROYED: 12 structures damaged 6 structures destroyed    EVACUATION INFORMATION: All evacuations have been lifted


The City of Los Angeles has additional information available at: All schools affected by the Skirball Fire have re-opened Scheduled trash pick has resumed   FREEWAY / ROAD CLOSURES: All Mandatory Evacuations have been lifted for the communities affected by
the Skirball Fire.
Intersections previously controlled by Law Enforcement have fully re-opened.  


LAFD investigators have determined the fire was caused by an illegal cooking fire at an encampment in a brush area adjacent to where Sepulveda Boulevard crosses under the San Diego (405) Freeway.


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