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Sepulveda Pass Fire 50% Contained, 1 Firefighter Injured, Cause was Accidental*

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(UPDATE, 6:30 p.m.: Shortly after this was published, LAFD said the fire was 50% contained and accidentally caused by sparks from weed abatement crews tools. The post originally said it was 20% contained.)

As of 5:45 p.m., the fire in the Sepulveda Pass near the Getty Center museum was 50 percent contained with 80 acres burnt through, a number that will likely be revised very soon.

Traffic impacts include the closure of Sepulveda Boulevard between Mulholland and Sunset and the the off-ramps at Skirball Drive.

A volunteer evacuation is in effect for nearby homes and there is concern that a nearby landfill may cause a methane explosion, according to ABC7. The Getty Center museum and Mount St. Mary's college were evacuated.