405 Freeway Reopens as Getty Fire Calms

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405 Freeway Reopens as Getty Fire Calms

A Cal-Fire Skycrane makes a water drop on the Getty Fire near the I-405 around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Tim Strong

A Cal-Fire Skycrane makes a water drop on the Getty Fire near the I-405 around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Tim Strong

A Cal-Fire Skycrane makes a water drop on the Getty Fire near the I-405 around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Tim Strong

A Cal-Fire Skycrane makes a water drop on the Getty Fire near the I-405 around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Tim Strong

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The Los Angeles Fire Department reported at 2:50 a.m. on Oct. 28 flames that started on the west side of Interstate 405, just above Sunset Boulevard.

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A Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter makes a water drop near Crestwood Hills on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Tim Strong

Since then, as of 8 a.m. today, the size of the fire has reached 656 acres with 5% containment. Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for a large part of the neighborhoods north of West Sunset Boulevard along I-405.

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Firefighters from LAFD work to cut a fire line near Tumbleweed Day Camp on Oct. 28. At least 1,100 firefighters have been working to contain the Getty Fire. Photo credit: Tim Strong

The freeway has since reopened, however many of the exits remain closed.

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Department of Water and Power workers and LAFD firefighters work to cut down damaged power lines on Tigertail Road in Crestwood Hills late on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Logan Bik

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A DWP worker grabs the cut power lines from a home and takes them back to the DWP bucket truck on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Logan Bik

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DWP workers coil a damaged power line as they travel up Tigertail Road cutting down lines on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Logan Bik

Firefighters have been working through the night while the winds were low to try and get ahead of the flames in preparation for the expected high winds to come tonight around 11 p.m. Fire engines were dispersed throughout the neighborhood to put out hot spots that can start up small flames. The Department of Water and Power worked alongside the fire department through the night to take down power lines damaged from the flames.

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An LAFD firefighter works to put out hot spots in a destroyed home on Tigertail Road on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Logan Bik

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A DWP worker looks at a home that has been red tagged and deemed unsafe to enter by the Department of Building Safety on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Logan Bik

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A home on Tigertail Road sits destroyed and slumped as the Getty Fire damaged the structure on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Logan Bik

So far eight homes have been destroyed and another six damaged. Approximately 7,091 residents are still in mandatory evacuation until further notice.

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A Halloween decoration sits undamaged near a destroyed home on Tigertail Road on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Tim Strong

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The rubble of a destroyed house on Tigertail Road on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Tim Strong

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A car that was parked in the garage of a home at the top of Tigertail Road was destroyed in the Getty Fire, along with the rest of the home, on Oct. 28. Photo credit: Logan Bik

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This house on Tigertail Road is one of the eight destroyed homes on the street. Decorations hang outside on Oct. 28 as Halloween is just 3 days away. Photo credit: Logan Bik