That interconnectivity is what has prompted officials to warn residents of Mandeville Canyon and other areas in Brentwood to prepare for evacuation.
No evacuation orders were officially in place, however residents should be prepared to get out quickly, Stewart said.
ABC 7 reports that several homes on Moraga Drive are on fire.
The fire was first reported around 5 a.m. local time Wednesday east of the 405 and north of Sunset Boulevard.
A home on Casiano Road burns Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in the Skirball fire.
Karen Misraje, a partner and branch manager with Partners' Trust, now part of Pacific Union International, and president of the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors, said firefighters would be informed by the 1961 fire in Bel-Air. The Creek fire has burned more than 11,000 acres and destroyed at least 30 structures.
Santa Monica College, as well as American Jewish University and Marymount High School were closed.
Multiple wildfires are raging throughout Southern California, smothering the region in smoke. At least 1,000 firefighters were deployed to the scene. Before the freeway closing, a morning commuter captured terrifying footage of fire surrounding the freeway.
The Los Angeles Police Department ordered mandatory evacuations and the California Department of Transportation closed Intereste 405 between Highway 101 and Interstate 10. These closures are causing massive gridlock in what is already one of the city's most congested intersections. Firefighting crews were setting up on the southbound side of the 405 to prevent the fire from jumping the freeway, and northbound vehicles were being turned back.
The Skirball Center shuttered and said it would remain closed until further notice.