SEPULVEDA PASS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Evacuations were ordered in Westside hillside communities near the Getty Center Monday after a fast-moving fire erupted along the 405 Freeway.
The blaze broke out on a hill around 1:30 a.m. along the 405 at Getty Center Drive. It quickly burned more than 600 acres.
The California Highway Patrol said homes in the area were being threatened, and multiple homes went up in flames as firefighters continued to battle the intense blaze.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said people should be prepared to be out of their homes Tuesday night as well because the winds are expected to pick back up again in the evening.
The area between Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, and between Temescal Canyon Road and Chautauqua Boulevard have been changed from a voluntary evacuation zone to a evacuation preparedness zone.
-Mountaingate and Mandeville Canyon communities. Update: The Mountaingate community was allowed to repopulate Monday evening.
-Mount Saint Mary's University at 12001 Chalon Rd.
-Carondelet Center, a senior living community, at 11999 Chalon Rd.
Topanga Canyon is under voluntary evacuations.
The borders of the Mandatory evacuation zone are:
-Temescal Canyon Road is the West border
-Sunset Boulevard is the South border
-Mulholland Drive is the North border
-405 Freeway is the East border
The borders of the evacuation preparedness zone are:
-Topanga Canyon is the west border
-Sunset Boulevard is the south border
-Mulholland Drive is the north border
-Temescal Canyon Road is the east border
-Westwood Recreation Center, 1350 South Sepulveda Blvd.
-Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, 14201 Huston St. ( closed for the evening at 8 p.m. Monday)
-Palisades Recreation Center, 851 Alma Real Dr.
-Stoner Recreation Center, 1835 Stoner Ave. (closed for the evening at 8 p.m. Monday)
-Palisades Recreation Center, 851 Alma Dr.
-Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, 2551 Motor Ave. (closed for the evening at 8 p.m. Monday)
-For animals: West Valley Animal Shelter at 20655 Plummer St., West L.A. Animal Shelter at 11361 W. Pico Bl. and East Valley Animal Shelter at 14409 Vanowen St. in Van Nuys
-For large animals: Pierce College at 6201 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills and Hansen Dam Recreation Area at 11127 Orcas Ave. in Lake View Terrace
-The southbound 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass reopened Monday evening.
-Northbound 405 Freeway off-ramps: Sepulveda Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, Mulholland Drive, Moraga Drive, Getty Center Drive and Skirball Center Drive
-Eastbound and westbound 101 Freeway interchange at the 405
-Topanga Canyon Boulevard from Mulholland Highway to Pacific Coast Highway for non-residents
POST OFFICE CLOSURE: The Pacific Palisades Post Office at 15234 La Cruz Drive is temporarily closed. The Postal Service says it has no access to the building.
As of 7 a.m., about 900 customers were without power due to the blaze, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The affected area included Bel Air, Brentwood and Westwood. It is unclear when power will be restored. Southern California Edison turned off power for nearly 16,000 customers earlier in the week as a preemptive measure, with over 304,000 under considerations for shutoffs.
All LAUSD schools that were closed Monday were to remain closed Tuesday. For other districts not specified here, check with your local campus for the latest update regarding Wednesday's status.
-The Archer School for Girls Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-Brentwood Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-Brockton Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday. Reopening Wednesday.
-Canyon Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-Fairburn Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday. Reopening Wednesday.
-Community Magnet Elementary Closed Wednesday.
-Berkeley Hall School Closed Tuesday.
-Milken Community Schools Closed Tuesday.
-Mirman School Closed Tuesday.
-Westland School Closed Tuesday.
-Bel Air Preschool Closed Tuesday.
-Curtis School Remaining closed Tuesday.
-Emerson Middle Remaining closed Tuesday. Reopening Wednesday.
-John Thomas Dye elementary Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-Kenter Canyon Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-Marymount High Remaining closed Tuesday.
-Marquez Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-Mount Saint Mary's University Undergraduate classes cancelled at Chalon campus Wednesday
-New Roads School Remaining closed Tuesday.
-New West Charter School Reopening Wednesday
-Nora Sterry Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday. Reopening Wednesday.
-Palisades Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-Palisades Charter High Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-Revere Middle Closed Wednesday.
-Roscomare Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-Topanga Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-University High Remaining closed Tuesday.Reopening Wednesday.
-Village School. Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-Warner Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
-Westwood Charter Elementary Reopening Wednesday.
-Wise Elementary Remaining closed Tuesday.
-Windward School Reopening Wednesday.
Transportation to and from schools closed by the Getty Fire was canceled Monday.
Southern California is bracing for the return of Santa Ana winds as it remains under red flag conditions Monday. Several blazes ravaged the area last week as the combination of Santa Ana winds, low humidity and hot temperatures created dangerous fire conditions.
It was not immediately known what caused the fire.
Here's how you can help support firefighters who respond to devastating brush fires to protect lives and homes.
To donate to the LAFD foundation, visit https://supportlafd.org/.
To donate to the L.A. County Fire Department foundation, visit https://www.lacfdf.org.
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