A fire erupted on a hillside along the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass, threatening homes.
The Getty Fire broke out early Monday morning in the Sepulveda Pass west of the 405 Freeway and grew to 618 acres. Thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Brian Humphrey said “Firefighters and aircraft have made good progress in slowing the spread of the fire. Firefighters are actively engaged in structure protection throughout the evacuation zone. Aircraft and dozer teams are continuing to strengthen containment lines. We continue to monitor the weather with a Santa Ana wind event scheduled to begin again Tuesday at 11 PM. Low relative humidity and gusty wind will once again pose a threat for firefighters Tuesday night through mid-day Thursday.”
“There are over 10,000 structures (both residential and commercial) in the Mandatory Evacuation Zone. Eight structures have been destroyed and six structures have been damaged.”