With winds reaching hazardous levels in Southern California, the Getty fire in Los Angeles is growing, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes. Burning in the hills north of Los Angeles’ famous Getty Center, the fire has consumed 400 acres. The Getty Center and Getty Villa are safe, but many houses were already affected by the fires.
Mandatory evacuations are in effect in Los Angeles from the 405 freeway to the ocean, spanning across some of the most expensive real estate in the state. The 405 freeway, the busiest highway in the country, was closed going southbound. In Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood, fire crews put out fires on multiple homes early Monday. Wind gusts already reached 66 mph in the Los Angeles on Monday.
In Northern California, the Kincade Fire has been burning for days and has consumed over 54,000 acres in the heart of wine country. Rough winds contributed to the Kincade Fire rapidly growing over the last 3-4 days. Over 90 structures have been destroyed and tens of thousands are in jeopardy.
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