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Fire on 405 off-ramp near Getty Center closes two southbound lanes

October 15, 2012 |  5:28 pm

Two southbound lanes on the 405 Freeway by Getty Center Drive were closed as firefighters contain a quarter-acre fire Monday evening, officials said.

Lanes Nos. 4 and 5 by the Getty Center Drive off-ramp will be closed for about an hour, California Highway Patrol officers said. Traffic is backed up to at least the 101 Freeway.

Authorities were alerted to the fire at 4:26 pm, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The cause of the fire is still known, he said, and the first 20 firefighters to arrive were able to get the flames under control.

Firefighters are still on scene, and officials caution evening commuters of additional rush-hour traffic. 

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