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Getty Museum holds fast against fire threat for now

Getty Museum holds fast against fire threat for now

Getty Museum holds fast against fire threat for now

The fast moving brush fire, dubbed the Creek Fire, began early Tuesday in Los Angeles County.

No evacuation orders were officially in place, however residents should be prepared to get out quickly, Stewart said. The fire is now estimated at 50,500 acres and is being pushed by strong east winds.

By 6:20 a.m. local time, the fast-moving brush fire, fueled by 25 miles per hour winds, was burning about 50 acres in western Los Angeles, prompting residents of several posh neighborhoods to evacuate their homes, according to the Los Angeles Times. Earlier in the morning, authorities ordered evacuations along Casiano Road, Moraga Drive and Linda Flora Drive. "Thus far, their dedicated efforts have prevented the loss of life", said Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) on its official website. The Skirball Fire encompasses parts of Bel Air, Holmby Hills, and Brentwood, and is affecting the surrounding food-friendly neighborhoods, including Westwood.

All Santa Monica-Malibu Los Angeles Unified School District schools will be closed Wednesday due to the fire. The ongoing Creek Fire in the Sylmar area has scorched more than 11,000 acres. At least 1,000 firefighters were deployed to the scene.

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An unknown number of homes were destroyed by the blaze, according to LAFD.

The fire was zero percent contained as of Wednesday morning, Terrazas said. Helicopters on sight. Evacuation centers set up at rec centers.

Interstate 405 (I-405) is a major north-south Interstate Highway in Southern California.

The entire Sepulveda Pass, both north and southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway, will be closed between the 101 and the 10 Freeway indefinitely. The closure led to massive congestion on many streets in the San Fernando Valley and in West Los Angeles.

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