The Los Angeles Times reports that the blaze, which started before 5 a.m, quickly spread to about 50 acres. "All Getty buildings have sophisticated filtration systems, but their effectiveness can be compromised by heavy traffic going in and out of the buildings".
According to LAPD: Residents by Casiano Rd, Moraga, & Linda Flora in West Los Angeles being evacuated/are evacuated for the 405 brush fire.
The new fire was situated in the Sepulveda Pass, where the San Diego (I-405) Freeway cuts a path through the mountains to connecting West Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
UPDATE (9:50 am) Up to 150 acres and 0% contained. Some area restaurants chose to remain open amid the fire and smoke-filled skies, while others closed shop for the day.
Some 200 firefighters were deployed to the scene to combat the blaze, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. The 405 North freeway remains closed between the 10 and the 101 freeways, making it challenging to access some local businesses.
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There were no immediate reports of injuries, but flames were seen approaching several hillside homes amid 25 miles per hour winds. This is now the fifth fire burning in the region. The Rye fire shut down Interstate 5, the state's major north-south artery, although it reopened later.
Southern California is suffering an outbreak of large wildfires, thanks in part to strong Santa Ana winds and dry conditions that are expected to persist through most of the week.
The Creek fire was listed at 11,000 acres. Residents of Mandeville Canyon and Sullivan Canyon should also be prepared to evacuate.
Los Angeles Fire Dispatcher Margaret Stewart said the fire could grow with winds blowing at over 25 miles per hour.
"Calls are being rerouted so you will get help!" the station tweeted.