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Sepulveda Pass fire 100 percent contained

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image kabc"><span>KABC</span></div><span class="caption-text">A brush fire is burning near the Getty Center in the Sepulveda Pass. (Viewer)</span></div>
July 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A brush fire in the Sepulveda Pass near the Getty Center has been 100 percent contained, according to the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Flames broke out Wednesday afternoon in the Sepulveda Pass, on a hill above the parking entrance to the Getty Center.

Flames charred about 80 acres, but no structures were damaged.

The fire forced evacuations at The Getty Center and nearby Mount St. Mary's College. The Getty remained closed Thursday, but staff at the college were allowed to return. Classes are not in session.

A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard that was closed Wednesday because of the brush fire reopened Thursday afternoon.

Los Angeles Fire Department investigators blame the fire on sparks from a weed wacker used by a crew clearing brush in the area.

The Getty Center is scheduled to reopen Friday for its usual business hours.

CNS and AP contributed to this report.

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