Many Los Angeles commuters had a scary drive to work Wednesday as wildfires continued to spread across the region and were visible from the highway.
On Interstate 405, or the 405 Freeway, many drivers recorded the scene from their commutes, which included tall blazes and smoke blowing toward the highway with the ground surrounding the fire illuminated in orange.
Just another drive into work. pic.twitter.com/Cy8MsEwoQY— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) December 6, 2017
Fire burning off 405 freeway near Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. Source: Shannon Wilson pic.twitter.com/3BG4DqlLx4— Jeff Nguyen (@jeffnguyen) December 6, 2017
"This is my drive to work..."— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 6, 2017
Woman shares shocking video of her morning commute as wildfires rage near 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California. pic.twitter.com/RzamZtTYYt
Before dawn on Wednesday, a section of the highway was closed after flames exploded on the slopes and destroyed four Bel-Air homes.
At about 8 p.m. in California, the destructive wildfire had grown to 140 square miles, and the winds that have roared the fire on are expected to return overnight.Material from the Associated Press was used in this report. Felicia Gans can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.