In Photos: Brush Fire Burns in the Sepulveda Pass Near Getty Center

A brush fire erupted in the early morning hours Oct. 28, 2019 in the Sepulveda Pass, quickly burning up the hillside near the Getty Center. Homes were evacuated to the west of the 405 Freeway as firefighters rushed to contain the blaze.

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A firefighter assesses the damages in a home after the Getty Fire charred hundreds of acres in the Sepulveda Pass on Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif.
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The Getty Fire destroyed at least a dozen homes and forced thousands to evacuate before the windy, dry, red flag conditions that help fuel the flames were expected to return on Oct. 29, 2019.
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The Getty Fire burned some 656 acres in the Sepulveda Pass. It was 5% contained on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.
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After a relatively short reprieve -- the most recent red flag warning expired at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 –another red flag warning was set to take effect at 11 p.m. Tuesday and remain in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday for much of Los Angeles County.
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Initially reported at about three or four acres, the Getty Fire quickly fed on dry brush to expand to about 40 acres. By 8 a.m., the flames had chewed through an estimated 500 acres, threatening some of the Southland's richest neighborhoods, including Bel-Air and Brentwood.
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A rescue helicopter flies over the Brentwood area of Los Angeles while in the background the city's skyline appears hazy behind smoke from the Getty Fire, as seen from Brentwood on Oct. 28, 2019. More than 1,000 firefighters battled a wind-driven blaze on Oct. 28 that broke out near the renowned Getty Center in Los Angeles, prompting widespread evacuations as the flames destroyed several homes and forced the shutdown of schools and roads.
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Firefighters work to quell flames along a hillside near the Getty Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 28, 2019. Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate their homes after a fast-moving wildfire erupted early Monday morning near the famous Getty Center on the West side of Los Angeles.
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Smoke and steam from water dropped from a firefighting helicopter rise from the Getty Fire on Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. Reported at 1:30 a.m., the fire burned several homes in an area known for its celebrities and wealthy residents, forcing widespread evacuations near the Getty Center.
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Soda Rock Winery artist-in-residence Wade Hoefer, 71, poses for a portrait among what remained of the winery after it was torched by the massive Kincade Fire. Hoefer stands beneath "Lord Snort," a steel sculpture of a boar, which is one of the only structures left standing on the property off Highway 128 in Healdsburg, Calif., on Oct. 28, 2019. Mr. Hoefer has lived at Soda Rock Winery for nine years and decided to stay through the fire. He lost his entire studio in the blaze. California's governor declared a state-wide emergency on Oct. 27 as a huge wind-fueled blaze forced evacuations and threatened towns in the state's famed Sonoma wine region.
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LA Fire Department firefighters huddle at the Getty Center on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.
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Two LAFD firefighters look out at smoke-covered structures on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif.
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An LAFD helicopter flies over the Getty Center on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.
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A Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter battles the Getty Fire in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles on Oct. 28, 2019.
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Firefighters examine a home damaged by the Getty Fire in the Brenwtood area of Los Angeles on Oct. 28, 2019.
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Firefighters go house to house along Tigertail Road to keep flames from the fast-moving Getty Fire at bay on Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by David Crane/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
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Firefighters battling the Getty Fire in West Los Angeles work to douse the flames that tore through a home along Tigertail Road on Oct. 28, 2019. (David Crane/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
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This photo of the Getty Fire was taken from the 8th floor of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Oct. 28, 2019.
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A panoramic photo shows the Getty Fire burning in the hills of the Sepulveda Pass above the 405 Freeway, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. This photo was shot at the base of Getty View Park.
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A view of the Getty Fire in the Sepulveda Pass on Oct. 28, 2019.
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A brush fire erupted in the early morning hours Oct. 28, 2019, in the Sepulveda Pass, quickly burning up a hillside near the Getty Center in West Los Angeles.
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Flames from a wind-fueled brush fire that erupted in the early morning hours of Oct. 28, 2019, quickly scorched a hillside near the Getty Center in West Los Angeles.
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Firefighters respond to a brush fire that broke out and quickly scorched a hillside near the Getty Center in West Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 28, 2019.
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A fast-moving brush fire erupted early on Oct. 28, 2019, in the Sepulveda Pass, quickly burning up the hillside near the Getty Center in West Los Angeles.
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A brush fire erupted in the early morning hours Oct. 28, 2019, in the Sepulveda Pass, quickly burning up the hillside near the Getty Center in West Los Angeles, Calif.
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A brush fire erupted in the early morning hours Oct. 28, 2019, in the Sepulveda Pass, quickly burning up the hillside near the Getty Center in West L.A.
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A brush fire erupted in the early morning hours Oct. 28, 2019, in the Sepulveda Pass, quickly burning up the hillside near the Getty Center in West L.A.
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A brush fire erupted in the early morning hours Oct. 28, 2019, in the Sepulveda Pass, quickly burning up the hillside near the Getty Center in West L.A.
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A firefighter watches flames from the Getty Fire approach the Mandeville Canyon neighborhood, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Firefighters try to save a home on Tigertail Road from the Getty Fire, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif.
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A man walks past a burning home during the Getty fire, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)
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Firefighters try to save a home on Tigertail Road during the Getty Fire, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Firefighters try to save a home on Tigertail Road from the Getty Fire on Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif.
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A family in Brentwood woke up to this fiery scene on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.
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A family woke up to this fiery scene near their home in Brentwood on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.
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A view of the Getty Fire on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti surveyed the Getty Fire from the air on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.
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The Getty Fire as seen from the Brentwood area on Los Angeles' West side.
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The Getty Fire as seen from Los Angeles' West side near the UCLA campus.
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