Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege across Southern California

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Homes stand along the beach as the sun is visible through thick smoke from a wildfire Wednesday in Ventura, Calif. A dramatic new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles early Wednesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California.

LOS ANGELES — A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles’ exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed multimillion-dollar houses and tract homes alike.