The Getty Fire started in California on October 28 near Los Angeles, California. The fire has already grown to 618 acres and is threatening nearby structures. Evacuations have been issued. Read on to learn more about the Getty Fire and what we know so far. It’s just one of many fires in California right now.
The fire just started on October 28 around 1:30 a.m. and has already grown to 500 acres, ABC 7 reported. It started near the 405 Freeway at Getty Center Drive, near the Getty Center Museum. By 7 a.m. it was 500 acres in size and by 6 p.m. it was 618 acres. Containment is at 5 percent.
Getty Fire Evacuation Maps & Details
Mandatory evacuations have been issued for the areas in the map below. Areas shaded red have mandatory evacuations and areas shaded yellow have evacuation warnings. This is the official evacuation map from the LAFD below. You can see the full map here.
If the map above does not work on your browser, you can see a screenshot as of 10 p.m. below and the full interactive map here:
The current mandatory evacuation zone as of 8 p.m. includes the following borders except the Mountaingate community (the Mountaingate community’s mandatory evacuation has been lifte):
- 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
The current evacuation warning zone (which means be ready to leave at a moment’s notice) includes:
- Mulholland Drive to the North, Topanga Canyon to the West, Sunset Blvd. to the South and Temescal Canyon Road to the East.
- The Mountaingate community
Please note that you should refer to the map above for the latest evacuation details and defer to it if it doesn’t match the list above. LAFD will also be keeping a running list of evacuation sources updated here.
Some areas that were evacuated included Mount Saint Mary’s University (the Chalon campus), a senior living center at 11999 Chalon Road, and more.
Eight structures have been destroyed and six were damaged by the fire.
Evacuation Centers include the following, as listed by LAFD. Small animals are welcome at all of these:
- 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 as of 8 p.m.
- Stoner Recreation Center (1835 Stoner Avenue) CLOSED FOR THE EVENING as of 8 p.m.
- Cheviot Hills Recreation Center (2551 Motor Avenue) CLOSED FOR THE EVENING as of 8 p.m.
- For Animals:
- West Valley Animal Shelter (20655 Plummer St)
- West LA Animal Shelter (11361 W Pico Bl)
- (Large animals) Hanson Dam Recreation Area (11798 Foothill Blvd.)
Avoid the 405 Freeway in that area because of the fire.
Another map is below, provided by MappingSupport.com. This map gives you an idea of how large the fire is. Remember that this map relies on satellite data and will always be several hours old. On Twitter, Joseph Elfelt noted: “Interactive map for #GettyFire, Los Angeles. Map shows satellite hotspots but this data is several hours old, *not* real time. Locations are approximate. To learn more about this data please click “Map tips” upper left corner.”
Getty Fire Live Streams
The following are videos showing coverage of the Getty Fire.
This first is from ABC 7.
This next video is from Fox 11 Los Angeles.
Here is one from CBS 42.
And another from KTLA 5.
How To Stay Updated on the Getty Fire
The best source for updates on the fire is the LAFD’s webpage here.
You can also find updates on the LAFD’s Facebook page here.