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California forest fires continued to spread under the influence of Tuesday's strong winds. In video footage, the cameras captured a horse galloping along a road in an attempt to save itself from the flames. (December 5th)
AP

LOS ANGELES – A new fire broke out at night in some of Los Angeles' most exclusive neighborhoods on its tony Westside near UCLA and the Getty Center, home to one of the best art museums in the country. 19659007] At least two houses were on fire.

The new fire was located in the Sepulveda Pass, where the San Diego Highway (I-405) cuts a road through the mountains to connect West Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed.

The fire was near UCLA and the exclusive neighborhood of Bel Air, home to many celebrities.

The new fire had consumed approximately 50 acres by 7 a.m. PT. The firefighters mobilized, deviating from the other fires that burned uncontrollably in the northern part of Los Angeles County.

The new fire occurred as part of a series of wind-driven fires that destroyed more than 180 homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

At sundown on Tuesday, rescuers tried to save thousands of farm animals in the Shade Hills Area, including horses, sheep and alpacas, from invasive llamas.

"We have lost structures, we have not lost lives," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. But, he added, "We just do not know what this fire will do."

A fire was designated as Fire Creek, burning in the Sylmar / Lakeview Terrace area of ​​Los Angeles. The other, burning farther north, was called Rye's Fire, near Santa Clarita.

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