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California Getty Fire Grows to 618 Acres

INFORMATION UPDATE: As of 10/28/19 at 8:00 PM PDT

California fires
Map: Google Maps

(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) - Firefighters and aircraft have made good progress in slowing the spread of the fire, though containment is at only 5% at this time. Firefighters are actively engaged in structure protection throughout the evacuation zone.

Aircraft and dozer teams are continuing to strengthen containment lines. Experts continue to monitor the weather with a Santa Ana wind event scheduled to begin again tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 PM. Low relative humidity and gusty wind will once again pose a threat for firefighters Tuesday night through mid-day Thursday.

STRUCTURES AFFECTED:

There are over 10,000 structures (both residential and commercial) in the Mandatory Evacuation Zone. Eight structures have been destroyed and six structures have been damaged.

MANDATORY EVACUATION:

Evacuation Orders have been lifted for the Mountaingate community. The official Evacuation Map indicates Mandatory Evacuation Zones in RED that remain in effect tonight. You can search for an address in the upper right corner of the map.

The borders of the Mandatory Evacuation (RED) Zone are with the exception of the Mountaingate community:

  • Temescal Canyon Road is the West border
  • Sunset Boulevard is the South border
  • Mulholland Drive is the North border
  • 405 Freeway is the East border

EVACUATION (PREPAREDNESS) WARNING:

All residences in the Mountaingate community are now within the Evacuation Warning area. Those who reside in this community may return home but must be READY AND SET in the event conditions change.

The official Evacuation Map indicates Evacuation Preparedness Zones in YELLOW that remain in effect tonight. You can search for an address in the upper right corner of the map.

The borders of the Evacuation Preparedness (YELLOW) Zone that now include the Mountaingate community *and*:

  • Topanga Canyon is the West border
  • Sunset Boulevard is the South border
  • Mulholland Drive is the North border
  • Temescal Canyon Road is the East border

ROAD CLOSURES:

All southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway were reopened at 6:00 PM PDT Monday. All offramps from the southbound and northbound 405 Freeway between the 101 Freeway and Sunset Boulevard will remain closed until further notice.

For real-time information on local freeway and State Highway status, visit Caltrans QuickMap or call 1-800-427-7623.

EVACUATION SHELTERS AND CENTERS (small animals also welcome):

  • Palisades Recreation Center (851 Alma Real Drive) **
  • Westwood Recreation Center (1350 South Sepulveda Boulevard) **
  • Van Nuys / Sherman Oaks Recreation Center (14201 Huston Street)

CLOSED FOR THE EVENING

  • Stoner Recreation Center (1835 Stoner Avenue)
  • Cheviot Hills Recreation Center (2551 Motor Avenue)

** At 4:00 PM PDT Monday, the Palisades and Westwood Centers have transitioned into Shelters, with overnight sleeping arrangements and food. The remaining Centers (Van Nuys / Sherman Oaks, Stoner and Cheviot Hills) closed for the evening at 8:00 PM PDT Monday.

ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTERS:

  • West Valley Animal Shelter (20655 Plummer Street)
  • West LA Animal Shelter (11361 West Pico Boulevard)
  • Large Animals: Hansen Dam Recreation Area (11798 Foothill Boulevard)

COMMAND POST AND MEDIA STAGING:

Jackie Robinson Stadium, 100 Constitution Avenue (turn right onto Davis Ave. The media area is marked with cones and yellow fire line tape)

PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT ASSIGNED:

1,117 personnel; 56 Engines; 22 Hand Crews; 11 Helicopters.

COOPERATING AGENCIES:

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), CAL FIRE, Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, American Red Cross, L.A. Public Works, Department of Transportation (DOT), Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA). City Council District 5, City Council District 11.

SAFETY MESSAGE:

Santa Ana winds can trigger extreme fire danger. Residents living in wildfire-prone areas are encouraged to be prepared in the event of a brush fire, remain vigilant, and familiarize themselves with the Ready-Set-Go program: lafd.org/ready-set-go

SOCIAL MEDIA:

We encourage you to use the hashtag #GettyFire


https://lafd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Media/index.html?appid=ba8cfed4b4a04d49b7489eb8300727a8

Source: Los Angeles Fire Dept.

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