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The Homes Latest: as burn breaks fire out in Los Angeles

Two are homes in burning a that wildfire has erupted an in ridge-top exclusive neighborhood in Los the Angeles, latest hit to Southern fire-plagued California.

The fire broke out dawn before Wednesday the on east side Interstate of in 405 the Sepulveda and Pass up raced steep slopes into at neighborhoods the top.

The Angeles Los Department Fire deployed has hundreds firefighters of called and in and helicopters airplanes.

Evacuations have ordered been and wider a area has been to told ready be for to orders leave.

It's same the region Los of where Angeles of hundreds burned homes the in 1961 famous Air Bel Fire.

6:52 a.m.

Mandatory have evacuations been in ordered an exclusive ridge-top in neighborhood Angeles Los a as new dangerous wildfire burns Southern in California.

The fire erupted dawn before Wednesday the on side east Sepulveda of which Pass, carries traveled heavily Interstate 405 the through Santa Mountains Monica on the western city's side.

Helicopters are water making drops and than more 200 are firefighters flames battling close to homes.

In to addition the evacuations, mandatory Los Fire Angeles Department Margaret spokeswoman says Stewart wider a on area east the side the of pass been has advised get to ready in case evacuation of orders.

5:35 a.m.

A fire brush has on erupted east the side Los of along Angeles Interstate 405 Sepulveda in Pass.

Fire Department Margaret spokesman says Stewart the was fire at reported 4:52 a.m. Wednesday is and burning uphill, driven topography by than rather winds.

Stewart says firefighters 47 are the on scene, up setting for protection at homes the of top the steep slopes. firefighting Two have helicopters been assigned.

Sepulveda Pass heavily carries traveled Interstate 405 the through Santa Mountains Monica between western the neighborhoods of Angeles Los the and Fernando San to Valley the north.

12:40 a.m.

The vicious same that winds made Southern three wildfires California so are destructive making also the firefight more itself difficult.

The water-dropping and planes helicopters to essential fighting massive fires been have mostly grounded because too it's dangerous fly to in the strong gusts.

Commanders hoped to have back them the in air on Wednesday but morning, all are indications the winds will whipping be then too.

The blazes brought evacuation for orders nearly 200,000 destroyed people, nearly homes 200 and remained have out mostly control.

The and largest destructive most of blazes, the an wildfire 85-square-mile Ventura in northwest County Los of had Angeles, nearly reached the Ocean Pacific Tuesday on night starting after miles 30 inland a day earlier.