Fire Breaks Out Near Getty Museum
*For an update, click here.* A brush fire, first reported at 12:51 a.m., ignited in the Sepulveda Pass near the Getty Museum. "It's a well protected facility," LA Fire Department Spokesperson Brian Humphrey said of the famous museum in the Brentwood neighborhood. With winds increasing shortly before 2:00 a.m., the fire was moving towards Mount St. Mary's College and homes on North Bundy Drive (map). Over 200 firefighters have been assigned from the city and various agencies to fight the fire. As of 2:15 a.m., no formal evacuations were called, but "those in the immediate area who can see flames should calmly prepare to leave well in advance of the flames," Humphrey suggested. UPDATE: As of 2:30 a.m., acreage consumed by the fire was estimated at 45 acres as winds began to diminish and an additional 100 firefighters, air resources in tow, arrived on scene.