L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Firefighters gain on Sepulveda Pass fire, now at 40 acres

The brush fire burning east of the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass has grown to 40 acres, but firefighters appear to be getting the upper hand on the blaze. 

Two Super Scoopers were dropping water on the blaze, which broke out near the edge of the freeway and raced up the hillside, spilling over the ridge toward Moraga Drive, a residential cul-de-sac in Bel-Air. Firefighters, however, did not believe the neighborhood was immediately threatened.

Although temperatures had risen to 102 degrees and humidity was relatively low, mild winds allowed firefighters to make progress.

PHOTOS: Fire in Sepulveda Pass threatens homes, Getty Center

The Getty Center, on the other side of the freeway, shut down early as a precaution.

About 250 firefighters were battling the blaze, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Smoke could be seen as far as Santa Monica and Pacific Coast Highway.

City authorities have not called for evacuations.

"We have a pretty good handle on the fire," Moore said.

"This is not a wind-driven fire, it is topography fire,” Moore said.

ALSO:

Firefighters aggressively fighting blaze near Getty Center

Anti-Muslim film: Attorneys visit home of alleged filmmaker

Psy asks El Monte to give 'Gangnam' lifeguards their jobs back

-- Richard Winton, Andrew Blankstein and Rong-Gong Lin II
 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: