Getty Fire Evacuates LA Area and Causes Traffic Jam on the 405
The Getty Center fire that broke out around 1pm this afternoon in teh Sepulveda Pass has caused evacuations in the area and in the Mount St. Mary's College area in Brentwood, and more than 150 firefighters are on scene. It was reported to have broken out at 1200 Getty Center Drive.
The fire has already burned 10 acres and is currently causing a traffic jam on the 405 freeway. No structures are threatened, but water dropping helicopters are working.
Visitors and employees were evacuated from the Getty Center at 2pm and the people currently residing at Mount St. Mary's were also asked to relocate for now.
[Updated at 3 p.m.: The Getty Center is closed for the day. Officials said it could reopen Thursday if the fire is extinguished.]