Fire Near Getty Center in Los Angeles Forces Evacuations

A fire broke out Monday near the famous Getty Center in L-A threatening hundreds of homes.

Los Angeles city firefighters Monday battled a fire that started next to the San Diego (405) Freeway and Getty Center Drive, soon grew to at least 400 acres, prompting evacuation orders affecting thousands of homes and the closure of at least 18 schools.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Eric Scott said in an update from the fire scene that 3,300 homes were under mandatory evacuation and that at least two structures had burned. He said no injuries were reported, the Getty Center is not currently threatened and some 500 firefighters were working the blaze.

A witness notified the California Highway Patrol at 1:32 a.m. that a fire had broken out on the hillside close to the freeway, with a possible power line on fire, the CHP reported.

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