Update on 405 Fwy Fire: Up to 10 Acres, Getty Closed for the Day
The fire that began earlier this afternoon has prompted the Getty Center to close for the rest of the day. If should reopen tomorrow pending the status of the fire, which has grown to 10 acres and is slowly traveling northward, according to Erik Scott of the LA Fire Department. 250 firefighters are on the ground coordinated with air attacks. Mount St. Mary's College has also been evacuated. No structures or injuries have been reported. There are 130,000 residences in LA city limits within the "very high hazard severity zone" that must provide brush clearance year round, Scott noted, but many of them are cited in an annual May inspection. As we near the height of summer, he hopes this is a wake up call for those who live in such areas. As the fire continues, more updates will be posted at this link.