Sepulveda Pass fire 100 percent contained

LOS ANGELES 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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