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Gallery: The Getty fire rages along 405 Freeway

By Jintak Han

Oct. 28, 2019 8:25 a.m.

A brush fire broke out along the 405 Freeway near the Getty Center museum on Monday morning. As of 7:15 a.m. on Monday morning, the fire has grown to at least 500 acres and is moving in a westward direction.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

The Santa Ana winds dispersed embers throughout canyon areas. About 10,000 structures are placed under mandatory evacuation by the Los Angeles Fire Department. Los Angeles Lakers forward Lebron James was among those evacuated.

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Firefighters arrive on the scene of the brush fire.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

The firefighters set up base at the mobile command center. The command officers communicate with the command team members to plan out zones of evacuation and other tactical operations.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

A firefighter prepares to address the flames on a hillside in Sepulveda Pass.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

A helicopter drops a load of fire retardant to keep the fire from expanding.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Approximately 500 firefighters are working on land and in the air to contain the fire.

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Ten firefighters return down the hill to move as the fire expands south toward the Getty.

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A firefighter stands on top of a fire engine and watches the flames.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Evacuation centers at the Westwood Recreation Center, Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, Stoner Recreation Center and Palisades Recreation Center have been opened. As of 7:15 a.m., no injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is not known.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

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Jintak Han | Former senior staff photojournalist and news reporter
Jintak Han is a former senior staff photojournalist and news reporter who graduated in 2020. He served as an Assistant Photo editor from 2016 to 2017. Working at the Bruin through his entire undergraduate career since 2014, Han has won national recognition and numerous awards for his photojournalism. He is also known for his investigative reporting for the City & Crime beat. Han currently works as a freelance photojournalist and reporter for multiple news organizations.
Jintak Han is a former senior staff photojournalist and news reporter who graduated in 2020. He served as an Assistant Photo editor from 2016 to 2017. Working at the Bruin through his entire undergraduate career since 2014, Han has won national recognition and numerous awards for his photojournalism. He is also known for his investigative reporting for the City & Crime beat. Han currently works as a freelance photojournalist and reporter for multiple news organizations.
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