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Brush fire threatens homes, Getty Center

September 14, 2012 |  4:11 pm

Crews were responding Friday afternoon to a fast-moving brush fire along the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass near the Getty Center.

At least two acres of heavy brush were involved on the east side of the freeway, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The blaze and smoke were expected to further slow rush-hour traffic in the already congested corridor.

PHOTOS: Fire in Sepulveda Pass threatens homes, Getty Center

The fire is burning north of Sunset Boulevard and fire crews are just arriving.  Dozens of upscale homes are directly in the fire’s path, separated from the flames by a ravine. 

Getty officials have voluntarily closed and evacuated the museum complex.

Brush fire along 405 threatens homes, Getty Center

A fast-moving brush fire along the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass is expected to threatens homes and the nearby Getty Center. Traffic is jammed in both directions on the 405 freeway.

Storified by LA Times - LA NOW · Fri, Sep 14 2012 17:01:34

L.A. NOW - Los Angeles News, Southern California News - latimes ...Partial closure of northbound 405 Freeway set for Saturday night ... in a dirt turnout sparked the 4,192-acre Williams fire, the U.S. F...
Brush fire by the Getty Centertv42
To clarify, 405 is open in both directions but traffic very slow due to smoke and spectator slowing. Only Getty off closed.CHP Southern Div.
BEL AIR *Update: per @KNX1070, CHP shutting down 405 Fwy both dirs @ Getty Ctr Drive due to fire. SuperMassive SigAlert.@LAScanner
405 brush fire. It was seriously could feel the heat from my window. Ouchie http://instagr.am/p/Pky9tpkArn/Caramia
UPDATE: NB 405 Getty Center off-ramp is closed -- Sepulveda Blvd. also closed thru the Sepuleda Pass due to brush fire.CHP Southern Div.
Your Friday traffic fun: Sepulveda pass fire near Getty Center. @venice311 @wehodailyGuzzle & Nosh
#BREAKINGNEWS Small brush #fire erupts in Sepulveda Pass near 405 at Getty CenterABC7 Eyewitness News
@JarrettOakley @cnnbrk picture of hillside fire near #UCLA campus, #Getty center, AP says fire caused by intense heat. http://pic.twitter.com/XaGL4pxjJarrett Oakley
Oh no fire burning near the Getty Center across the 405 :/ #uhoh #102°Marlene Acevedo
LA folks: Fire near the Getty Center, that offramp closed. 405 packed. Also Ventura closed near Woodley. Drive safe!Nina Berry
Brush fire hits off 405 fwy near Getty Center and Sepulveda Pass. So lucky I'm not commuting to the Westside today. #Fire #LA #GettyCenterStephanie Goldberger
Ellen show is blocked as NBCLA broadcasts the fire burning near Getty Center. Uggh!Josie B
Brush fire threatens Getty Center in Brentwood (also threatening a bunch of multi-million dollar homes). 405 must be a complete mess...The Acedian
Brush fire near Getty Center. To add insult to injury: It's right on the 405, pus it's 102 degrees right now.Vincent
So there's a brush fire near the Getty Center here in LA. Hope everyone's ok! #dryheatisnobuenoLen Brown
Crews are responding to a fast-moving brush fire along the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass that has dozens of upscale homes in its path.Los Angeles Times
Fire in the Sepulveda pass... I have friends who live in that area -- be safe everybody!Avens O'Brien
the busiest freeway in the world. Hasn't burned in a while. Dry hot winds blowing to the south!Mike Thurston
Take the canyons home people.... avoid the 405Katie DuPrey
OMG, it's flame-a geddon! Fire near Getty Center Drive, one on Coldwater Canyon and now a transformer near Laurel Canyon!Susan M. Henthorn

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-- Lisa Girion