LOS ANGELES - A wildfire erupted Friday afternoon in Los Angeles in the hills near the Getty Center art museum, an area of steep terrain dotted with clusters of mansions.
Fire spokesman Cecil Manresa said Friday the fire burned through several acres of brush above the Sepulveda Pass on the east side of Interstate 405. Windy and hot conditions were fanning the flames.
Manresa says it broke out near the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Getty Center Drive.
KCAL-TV reports that the Getty Center voluntarily closed as a precaution. Footage from TV news helicopters showed the fire approaching several large homes.
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