What you need to know about the Getty Fire

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KCRW is keeping tabs on the fast-moving brush fire that sparked near Getty Center Drive off the 405 freeway early Monday morning. It has burned 745 acres and is 39% contained. All mandatory evacuation orders and warnings are lifted -- with some exceptions. About 7,000 residences are still considered threatened.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti told KCRW on Monday morning, "It's a lot of if's. If the wind stays the way that it is, we feel pretty good. If the temperature remains relatively low compared to what we've had the last few days, we feel good. And my recommendation for everybody is don't be a hero."

An extreme red flag warning is in effect through 6 PM. 

Get the latest info from the LA Fire Department website. 

Evacuation centers: 

  • Westwood Recreation Center (1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd).
  • Palisades Recreation Center (851 Alma Real Dr).

For animals:

  • West Valley Animal Shelter (20655 Plummer St).
  • West LA Animal Shelter (11361 W. Pico Blvd).
  • Hanson Dam Recreation Area (11798 Foothill Blvd). *For large animals

Road status:

  • 405 northbound is open to all traffic.
  • 405 southbound is open to all traffic (Skirball Center Drive off ramp is still closed).
  • Sepulveda Boulevard northbound is open to all traffic.
  • Sepulveda Boulevard soutbound from Skirball Center Drive to Sunset Boulevard is open to residents only.

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If you've had to evacuate due to the Getty Fire, please email your story to jerome.campbell@kcrw.org.

*Last updated: 10/31/19, 10:45 AM.