Mandatory evacuation orders were issued on Wednesday, December 6, after the Skirball Fire burned along the 405 Freeway. The fire started just after 4 am and was accompanied by 25 mph Santa Ana winds, according to NBC Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times reported more than 50 acres had burned by 6:20 am Wednesday and homes were on fire. Traffic was congested after Caltrans ordered the closure of the 405 Freeway between the 101 and 10 freeways, the report said. This video shows the fire burning along the highway, as well as the gridlock conditions.