Wildfire erupts in Los Angeles as firefighters battle destructive blazes across Southern California [Photos]

A new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles on Tuesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California.

FP Staff December 06, 2017 21:38:27 IST
A new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles on Tuesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California. Flames exploded before dawn on the steep slopes of Sepulveda Pass, which carries heavily traveled Interstate 405 through the Santa Monica Mountains. AP
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A new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles on Tuesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California. Flames exploded before dawn on the steep slopes of Sepulveda Pass, which carries heavily traveled Interstate 405 through the Santa Monica Mountains. AP
Firefighters were providing structure protection as helicopters flying in darkness made water drops on the flames on the east side of the pass. Northbound traffic was halted, but southbound lanes remained open. Reuters
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Firefighters were providing structure protection as helicopters flying in darkness made water drops on the flames on the east side of the pass. Northbound traffic was halted, but southbound lanes remained open. Reuters
Firefighters puts out a spot fire during the Creek Fire in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, in Sylmar. Reuters
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Firefighters puts out a spot fire during the Creek Fire in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, in Sylmar. Reuters
The water-dropping planes and helicopters essential were used to tame and contain the fire. AP
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The water-dropping planes and helicopters essential were used to tame and contain the fire. AP
The destructive wildfire in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles had nearly reached the Pacific on Tuesday night after starting 48 kilometer inland a day earlier. AP
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The destructive wildfire in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles had nearly reached the Pacific on Tuesday night after starting 48 kilometer inland a day earlier. AP