The Los Angeles Fire Department issued a mandatory evacuation order after a brush fire along the 405 Freeway near Getty Center accelerates.
The Fire Department notes the situation is “quickly developing” due to high winds.
Residents are requested to prepare for a mandatory evacuation. An evacuation zone was set for West of the 405 from Mandeville Canyon to Sunset Boulevard. Mount St. Mary’s University was also advised to evacuate.
“For those living in this area, you must be prepared to evacuate from Mulholland down to Sunset and from the 405 to the PCH,” Fire Department says.
The growing brush fire along 405 Freeway, north of Sunset Blvd erupted shortly before 2 a.m. Monday.
Update: 9:03 a.m. KS, USA (GMT-5) – 405 Freeway brush fires burned over 400 acres.
Fire officials detailed evacuation zones as a box: Mulholland Drive on the north side, the 405 on the east, Sunset Boulevard on the south and Temescal Canyon Road on the west.
- Westwood Recreation Center (1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd.)
- Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center (14201 Huston St.)
- Stoner Recreation Center (1835 Stoner)
- Palisades Recreation Center (851 Alma Real Dr.)
Road closures have been implemented.
California Highway Patrol advises drivers to avoid 405 Freeway. 405 South is closed from Valley Vista to Sunset. Southbound offramps at Skirball Center Drive, Sepulveda Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, Getty Center Drive and Mulholland Drive on the 405 Freeway are also closed.