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.
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.
Firefighters arrive on the scene of the brush fire.
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.
A firefighter prepares to address the flames on a hillside in Sepulveda Pass.
A helicopter drops a load of fire retardant to keep the fire from expanding.
Approximately 500 firefighters are working on land and in the air to contain the fire.
Ten firefighters return down the hill to move as the fire expands south toward the Getty.
A firefighter stands on top of a fire engine and watches the flames.
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.