A brush fire broke out near Getty Center Drive around midnight Wednesday. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)
This post was updated June 10 at 9:24 a.m. to reflect updates from the Los Angeles Fire Department.
A fire broke out near Getty Center Drive on Wednesday at about midnight on the east side of the 405 Freeway.
The Los Angeles controller recommended new measures to monitor and prevent wildfires with causes related to power utilities.
Ron Galperin, the LA controller or chief accounting officer, released his report assessing the fire safety efforts of the LA Department of Water and Power, the largest publicly owned utility company in the country, on Wednesday.
A flying branch likely sparked the Getty fire when it crashed onto nearby power lines on Sepulveda Boulevard.
The branch likely broke off during high wind conditions and landed on the power lines, causing sparks and arcing to ignite a nearby bush, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles Fire Department Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section.
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