Burning dangerously close to hilltop homes in los angeles..
As crews attack the flames from the air and ground.
Scott rates joins us with the latest on the fire.
The flames broke out this morning..
In the coastal canyon of the affluent 'pacific palisades' neighborhood the fire quickly churned uphill through dry brush as helicopters made water drops to keep it from reaching large houses at the top of a bluff.
Firefighters in backyards are using water hoses to protect structures.
A huge plume of smoke is visible across the city.
We are working to learn if anyone has been injured-- and if any structures have been destroyed.###