- Flames explode before dawn on the east side of the Sepulveda Pass
- Firefighters battle three other destructive blazes across the region
A dangerous new wildfire erupted in the upmarket Bel Air area of Los Angeles early on Wednesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across southern California.
Flames exploded before dawn on the steep slopes of the east side of Sepulveda Pass, which carries heavily traveled Interstate 405 through the Santa Monica mountains where ridge tops are covered with expensive homes. At least two could be seen burning.