I just got home, so I haven’t been able to upload my photos until now. The top photo was shot northbound on Crescent Heights at Drexel, while the bottom photo was shot from the second floor of the Virgin Megastore on Sunset facing north towards the fire (I could actually see the flames from that location). Both were snapped between 5:45 PM-6:00 PM.
While the street traffic on Crescent Heights and Fountain were certainly worse than usual, Sunset was particularly bad going eastbound towards the Strip. And I definitely remember seeing at least two media choppers and at least one fire chopper overhead while at the Megastore. The sound of sirens from fire trucks was also quite frequent. I couldn’t smell any smoke, nor did I see any bits of ash raining downward though.