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Gallery: The Getty fire rages along 405 Freeway

By Jintak Han

October 28, 2019 8:25 am

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Jintak Han | Senior staff photojournalist & news reporter
Jintak Han is a senior staff photojournalist and news reporter. Working at the Bruin through his entire undergraduate career from 2014 to 2020, Han has won dozens of awards and national recognition for his photojournalism. He is also known for his investigative reporting and is a staff writer for the City & Crime beat. He previously served as the 2016-2017 Assistant Photo editor and worked as a weekend reporter at the Korea Times for most of 2019.
Jintak Han is a senior staff photojournalist and news reporter. Working at the Bruin through his entire undergraduate career from 2014 to 2020, Han has won dozens of awards and national recognition for his photojournalism. He is also known for his investigative reporting and is a staff writer for the City & Crime beat. He previously served as the 2016-2017 Assistant Photo editor and worked as a weekend reporter at the Korea Times for most of 2019.
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