Wildfire in the Heart of Bel Air

Ginger Zee tracks the latest weather across America.
3:00 | 09/15/12

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Dan, turning out west, now, where a wildfire right in the middle of los angeles, is threatening hundreds of homes in the wealthy neighborhood of bel air. Making things worse, it's going to be a scorcher today. Ginger zee is keeping a close watch on the situation. Ginger? Southern california, bianna, is just getting into that critical point when fall fire season threatens, with single-digit humidity. It doesn't take much to ignite disaster. These huge flames, racing towards the affluent los angeles neighborhood of bel air, shutting down part of the busy 405 freeway and forcing the evacuation of the famed getty museum. It started in the afternoon and quickly moved uphill. I heard on the radio that there was a fire. So, I ran outside. And there's this huge, huge plume of smoke going up. And then, the helicopters came. Reporter: More than 300 firefighters were called on scene, along with helicopters and two superscoopers from canada, dumping water on the fire to contain it. Here's an area of l.A., bringing in the resources, one after another. Reporter: Overnight, the fire was contained. But this morning, there are fears that when the sun's back up, the record temps, plus dry conditions, will flare that fire again. So far, the cause of the fire is unknown. But investigators are determined to find an answer. We'll canvas the area. We'll talk to people. We'll look for cameras and see if we can determine a cause. So, heat doesn't cause fires. But it does add all of the fuel that dries it out and makes it really bad for the firefighters, as well. Look how hot it's going to be. Record temperatures again in southern california. UPPER 90s AND LOW 100s. And the fire danger spreads to the north. The northern mountains and the northern plains.

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