Getty Fire evacuees will be allowed to temporarily return to their homes if they need to retrieve medication or check in on pets, the Los Angeles Police Department announced on Wednesday.
Residents will be allowed back in for no more than 10 minutes with a police escort. Evacuees must also show ID, proof of residency, and have a need for retrieving medication; escorts may be called off at the discretion of the LA Fire Department if the conditions become too unsafe.
The three meeting points for the police escorts are listed below:
Gelson’s Parking Lot
15424 Sunset Boulevard
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
United States Post Office
200 South Barrington Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90049
Paul Revere Middle School
1450 Allenford Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Getty Fire, which began after a tree branch fell on power lines, is currently burning 745 acres of land and is 27% contained. Extreme Santa Ana winds, which began Tuesday evening at 11 p.m. PT, will continue into Thursday.
And early on Wednesday, another fire in Southern California began in Simi Valley. Sparking near Easy Street and Madera Road, the Easy Fire quickly spread due to the strong winds and threatened the nearby Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The library has not sustained any significant damage, according to a library spokesperson, but the fire is still burning 1,300 acres of land and has not been contained. About 26,000 residents from the surrounding areas have been evacuated.