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Getty Fire Update: Southern California Blaze Expands to 658 Acres – Remains 5% Contained

Mandatory evacuation zones are expected to remain in effect through Wednesday, as strong winds blow in

The Getty fire that erupted early Monday morning in Southern California expanded 40 acres overnight, now covering a total 658 acres as of Tuesday morning.

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti gave the update during a Tuesday morning press briefing. He added that the fire is still 5% contained, though said it is currently “a more dormant fire now.”

The current evacuation zones are expected to remain in effect through Wednesday, with more high winds expected to begin around 11 p.m.

All homes, with the exception of the Mountain Gate Community, remain under mandatory evacuation orders within the following boundaries:

  • 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 National Weather Service has issued an extreme red flag warning beginning at 11 p.m. and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday for Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Wind gusts could be as high as 70 mph.

The Los Angeles Unified schools that were closed on Monday will remain closed on Tuesday.

Garcetti will hold another press briefing at 2 p.m. PT.

On Monday, eight homes were destroyed with six others have damaged, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The majority of the homes were located on Tigertail Road, and were burned shortly after the wildfire erupted off of the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass area early Monday morning.