Wildfire Near Getty Center in L.A. Grows

Smoke from the Skirball Fire rises above the 405 freeway near the Bel Aire area of Los Angeles, California, December 6, 2017. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

A new wildfire ignited early Wednesday morning on the hillside along Interstate 405 near the Getty Center in Los Angeles, one of several fires burning in Southern California, according to multiple media reports.

The 50-acre fire ignited sometime after 5 a.m. and resulted in the closure of lanes on Interstate 405, according to the Los Angeles Times. The fire was burning on the east side of 405 across from the Getty Center, where winds were up to 25 miles per hour, according to the Times.

More than 125 firefighters were battling the blaze and working to save homes in the area, according to the Times.

SOURCE: The Mercury News, Mark Gomez