Firefighters continue to battle the brushfire for a second day in the hills around Sepulveda Blvd. near the Getty Center Saturday. The wildfire that started Friday scorched approximate 90 acres near the 405 freeway and is about 40 percent contained according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
"Our focus is to be 100 percent," LAFD spokesman Brain Humphrey said Saturday. "But the most important thing is there were no injuries, no structure damage, and the impact to wildlife is minimal. That's amazing."
Humphrey stressed that containment estimates shouldn't be used as a bellwether statistic.
"There were no firefighter injuries. We are thrilled by that. That's the only real metric that matters," Humphrey said, adding that crews will be working throughout the weekend and they hope to have the fire fully contained by Sunday.
The cause of the fire is under active investigation.
Visitors to the nearby Getty Center will be pleased to know that the museum is open today despite the Getty Center offramp of the 405 Freeway being closed. Museum goers driving from the south can take the Moraga Dr. exit. Those coming from the Valley should exit on Sunset.
[Update 11:01 A.M.: CNS is reporting that the CHP will be reopening the Getty Center exit shortly. Witnesses are saying there is no longer smoke coming from the burn area.]
A Getty employee said "you can smell a little smoke". But otherwise it's business as usual at the sprawling museum which may have some of the best views of the fire -- and the rest of the Westside.