Getty Museum holds fast against fire threat for now


"Residents of Mandeville Canyon and Sullivan Canyon should be prepared for evacuation the department said".

All Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District schools will be closed Wednesday due to new fire developments. It's unclear if the fire is burning the vineyard or the house as well.

Citywide, about 600 officers were assigned to coordinate security and various "firefighting events, " Beck said. Other agencies assisting including the U.S. Forest Service.

Cal Fire has been explaining the hazards of the fire and the effects of wind on the blaze.

"These are days that break your heart; but these are also days that show the resilience of our city, " Garcetti said. The Skirball Fire encompasses parts of Bel Air, Holmby Hills, and Brentwood, and is affecting the surrounding food-friendly neighborhoods, including Westwood. That blaze destroyed about 500 homes and led to various policy changes, including a prohibition on wood-shingle roofs and the strict requirement to remove brush from around properties.

The fire was zero percent contained as of Wednesday morning, Terrazas said.

"There was three major fires, one in Ventura and two in Los Angeles County", stated Battalion Chief Ross Macumber. Winds were about 15 miles per hour. Helicopters on sight. Evacuation centers set up at rec centers. The fire briefly shut down access to the 5 Freeway from Highway 126 and triggered mandatory evacuations.

As the fire burns northeast of the Getty Center and east of the 405 (San Diego) Freeway, the museum and other Center facilities are closed to the public.

Stunned motorists found the hillside ablaze and gridlock below as fire raced towards the homes of numerous city's rich and famous. The 101 remains open, but authorities warned drivers to be cautious traveling through the area. 220 Firefighters on scene.