The Getty fire reportedly ignited around Sepulveda Pass, on the west side of Interstate 405 near the Getty Center Museum, in Los Angeles county (California state) around 01:30 (local time) on Monday, October 28, and had destroyed at least five homes and prompted authorities to issue mandatory evacuation orders affecting thousands of people as of late Monday morning. Notably, the wildfire has burned roughly 500 acres (200 hectares) and is threatening Los Angeles' Brentwood area, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announcing that he would sign an emergency declaration to secure additional resources to fight the fire. No casualties have been reported in connection with the fire, the cause of which was under investigation as of Monday morning. California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday, October 27, as wildfires burn across the state.
The blaze may spread over the coming hours and days. Further evacuation orders, road closures, and power outages are possible in the vicinity of the wildfire over the near term.
Individuals in Los Angeles county and other fire-threatened areas in California state are advised to monitor developments, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities (e.g. evacuation notices, road closures), and exercise caution when traveling near wildfires. Children and those with respiratory illnesses are advised to limit outdoor activity in areas affected by smoke.
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